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Poetry. Asian American Studies. " . . . a highly developed range that's very complex, subtle, very beautiful"--Leslie Scalapino. Zhang Er grasps for the spiritual through objects of the mundane, quietly detailing the wonder and desperation that courses through human lives. "Zhang Er belongs to the generation beyond lament or anger over the hardship endured by Chinese intellectuals, from overthrown rebellion to construction, from confusion to clarity, from darkness to light (ambigruity to clarity). She walks out of suffering and uncertainty, discovers the loveliness, preciousness of life and self-respect . . . "--New World Poetry Bimonthly.
Zhang Er is the author of three collections of poetry in Chinese, Seen, Unseen, Water Words, and Because of Mountain. She has multiple chapbooks in English translation, such as VERSES ON BIRD, THE AUTUMN OF GU YAO, and CARVED WATER. Other titles include VERSES ON BIRD and SO TRANSLATING RIVERS AND CITIES. She worked as a contributing editor for several Chinese poetry journals, such as First Line, Poetry Currents and Oliver Tre. She teaches at The Evergreen State College in Washington.Author City: OLYMPIA, WA USA