Yang Li

Yang Li is a prominent blog-poet associated with the Sichuan-based “Not-Not” Poetic Project, which the scholar-translator Maghiel van Crevel has characterized as “deadly serious and flippant at the same time.” In addition to several collections of poetry and a blog full of occasional verse, he is the author of a gossipy, photo-rich 621-page chronicle of the “third-generation poets” who came up in the late eighties and early nineties, entitled Glorious. Yang’s poetry is a frequent target of the Chinese Internet police. This translation of “Albania” originally appeared in Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics (December 2009).

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