周阳春 / Zhou Yangchun In the world of her dreams she stands at the ferry without boats or before she can finish the exam time is up Most times are defective products bleakness and emptiness In the mountains at midnight she is left … [Read more...]
About Zheng Xiaoqiong
Zheng Xiaoqiong was born in June 1980, in Nanchong, Sichuan Province. In 2001 she went to work in Guangdong as a migrant worker. Her poetry has appeared in various literary magazines such as Renming wenxue (People’s Literature), Shikan (Poetry), Duli (Independence), and Huosai (Piston), among others. She has published twelve books of poetry, including Nugong ji (Women Migrant Workers), Meigui zhuangyuan (The Rose Manor), Huangma ling (Jute Ridge), Zheng Xiaoqiong shexuan (Selected Poems by Zheng Xiaoqiong), Chunzhong zhiwu (Pure Plant), Renxing tianqiao (Pedestrian Overpass). Nugong ji (Women Migrant Workers) is referred to as “the first collection of symphonic poems about women, labor, and capital.” It has been translated into German, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, and other languages. It has won a number of awards. She has read her poems at poetry festivals, such as the Berlin Poetry Festival, Rotterdam International Poetry Festival, Perth Festival Writers Week, Turkey Asian Poetry Festival, Bremen Poetry Festival, and International Migrant Arts Festival in Singapore. Some poems from Nugong ji were performed in the theatre and in concert in the United States and Germany.