Twelve poems by Jun Er

Er, Jun and Patton, Simon (2006) Twelve poems by Jun Er. Rotterdam, Netherlands, Poetry International Web Foundation.

Author Er, Jun
Patton, Simon
Title Twelve poems by Jun Er
Place of publication Rotterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Poetry International Web Foundation
Publication date 2006-02
Series China - Poetry International Web
Editor M. Hutchinson
Total pages 1 Translated folio
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject CX
420211 Chinese
751002 Languages and literacy
Formatted Abstract/Summary
On the whole, there is nothing strident about Jun Er: she prefers above all her low-key approach... Decide for yourself, but I think I can sense a certain calm tenacity in the way the poet responds to her predicament. She is no self-conscious “outsider”, no agitated rebel, no dedicated deviant at war with the way things are. No, Jun Er just tries in her understated way to let things be. At times, especially in the poem ‘Demolition’, she registers her dismay at the ways things are going in Chinese society today, but most of the time she endears herself to her readers by the way she celebrates neglected, ephemeral moments of life, a life lived largely beyond the reach of conventional, plasticated standards of success and happiness.

Poems by Jun Er:

A Hundred Percent
Do You Believe?
Drinking Alone
Electric Field
I Saw It With My Own Eyes
Minus Another Year
Moving The Jar
Remembrance Of Things To Come
Sea Jewel
The One Cent Piece
The Shuffler
Keyword Chinese poetry
Original Creative Works - Other

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