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Yuan Changming, one poem


Walnut

A belittled brownish brain

Hardened within spiky skin

Keeps all the cloud-like secrets of

The passing season, cursively

In each of its wooden lobes

 

Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and one-time Best of Net nominee, published monographs on translation before moving out of China. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include Best of Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1309 others.


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