A Survey on Controversial Issues Regarding Contemporary Chinese Poetry
31 JULY 2016 by Jing Wendong, et al There have been many debates over the years concerning the poetry scene and status of poets in China and there have been many questions or confusions about these issues from people outside China. The purpose of doing this survey is trying to clear up some of the issues for the readers outside China. Of the 25 poets with diversified background selected for the survey, a few declined it politely, two rejected it in anger, and 16 responded either briefly or in long essays. The following is an excerpt of the different opinions from these 16 poets in the order their responses were received when …

Kawa Niangji ལགས་ཀྱི་ཟིན་བྲིས།
(China, 1989–2015)
by Poetryeastwest.com Kawa Niangji 卡瓦娘吉 is the pen name for Niangjiben ལགས་ཀྱི་ཟིན་བྲིས།, a Tibetan poet and environmental activist from Qinghai province, China. He published a book of fairy tales in Tibetan language, titled Flying Moths, in 2014, and published …

Na Ye
(China, 1964)
by Poetryeastwest.com Na Ye 娜夜 is an ethnic Manchu poet in China. While her family was originally from Niaoning province, northeast China, she grew up in West China where Chinese Muslims live. After graduating from the Chinese department of Nanjing University, she went …

Aku Wuwu
(China, 1964)
by Mark Bender Aku Wuwu 阿库乌雾 (b. 1964) is a poet of the Nuosu subgroup of the large Yi nationality (Yizu) in southwest China.  He began writing poems and prose poems in the 1980s, and is known as the creator of modern Yi poetry written in Yi.  Like …
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