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21st Century Chinese Poetry, No. 12

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The quarterly journal of 21st Century Chinese Poetry was founded with the intention of introducing modern Chinese poetry to readers worldwide.

Modern Chinese poetry was born from the broader intellectual movement that took place in China in the early part of the 20th century, known as the May-Fourth Movement (1917-1921); for the first time in history, vernacular Chinese was accepted as a legitimate poetic voice. Since then, nearly a century has passed by and this poetic experiment hasn’t stopped evolving but only accelerated recently because of the easy exchange of styles and ideas over cyberspace. This is an eye-opening, exciting and even confounding experience for both the poets and the readers.

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The editor-and-translator team of 21st Century Chinese Poetry selects some of the best poems written in Chinese by today’s poets from all geographical areas. This issue includes 30 poems by 6 poets.



Amaranthine: Selected Poems

by Cindy Parker

Amaranthine is Cindy Parker’s fourth collection of published poetry and her first eBook. Cindy is a poet and artist living in Jackson, Michigan. In myth and poetry the amaranth flower came to symbolize everlasting life. It appears in the writings of Keats, Shelley, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. The long clusters, noted for their luxuriant red-purple color, were used as a dye by the Hopi people. Amaranthine is not only the title, but the theme of this collection. A quest. A desire to find, experience, and embrace, the abiding essence of life in all we cherish and hold dear, all in a world of impermanence. For the strength of hope, for strength of soul, may we welcome and hold within, even if only for a time, all the amaranthine petals – and moments – we are given.



Picturesque

by John Doyle

This is a fashionably authored fusion poetry book written over a fifteen year period. It is an artistic document of one hundred and eight pages of symmetrically centered quill font text displayed in a simple picturesque manner. It covers a year’s time line with poems for every holiday and occasion. The book is in a form of contemporary creative writing with a consistent set of writing rules. It is simply a wonderful walk through a gallery of life. An interesting text for a few minutes of available timeâ?¦



Love Life Purity

by Dominique Shaw

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself – George Bernard Shaw

A collection of poem about the life of a simple girl.

As children we all have dreams of a fairy tale life but few of of actually live the life of the fairy tale we grew up listening too.



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