Hu Xudong

(China, 1974)

In 2007 Hu Xudong was hailed as one of the ten present Top New Poets in China. He writes poetry and essays but also works as a columnist, translator and TV presentor. Xudong holds a doctorate in modern literature and lectures at Peking University. In his highly narrative poetic style he manages to put across elaborate stories couched in concise phrasing. Xudong is able to command a wide range of linguistic modes in his poems. He knows, for instance, how to incorporate provincial dialects but also how to include references to the Chinese literary classics or to the idiom of the world of advertising.

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