New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Duo Duo, Yibing Huang, Marc Vincenz and Michael O’Sullivan

Duo Duo and Yibing Huang

Duo Duo‘s 2010 Neustadt Prize Lecture “This Is the Reason We Persevere” is now made available! This lecture was translated from the Chinese into English by Yibing Huang (Mai Mang), who was guest editor of “The China Issue” of Cha. In this lecture, Duo Duo said: ‘‎Even as I speak, remnants of the 1970s still resound, and contain every echo of the reshaping of one’s character. One country, one voice-the poet expels himself from all that. Thus begins writing, thus begins exile. A position approaches me on its own. I am only one man; I establish myself on that. I am only a man.’ Read on here.

|| Duo Duo’s poetry was published in Issue #14 of Cha. 
|| Read Yibing Huang’s Cha profile.


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Marc Vincenz

A brand new poem by Marc Vincenz entitled “Static” is now up at October Babies! The poem opens with these cryptic and interesting lines which hook you in: ‘In that year / that was not a year // when the days / were not like days.’   
||  See Marc Vincenz’s Cha profile.  


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Michael O’Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan’s new book Weakness: A Literary and Philosophical History, published by Continuum, is  now out! The book is an exploration of the notion of ‘weakness’ in different contexts. Of particular interest, at least to me, is the section on Keats, Dickens, Joyce, Beckett and Coetzee. Learn more about the book here.
|| Michael O’Sullivan’s poetry was published in Issue #10 of Cha. He has also written several reviews for the journal, the most recent one is in Issue #16.


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