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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China
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'This is a wonderfully eclectic collection of the work of known and unknown contemporary Chinese poets which marks a sea-change in the form. Lyrical, political, and yet down-to-earth, this new poetry exhibits a liberating, existential dimension previously constricted by propaganda and self-censorship. The rise of women poets is a further sign of this change. Take Lu Ye’s confident and assured words – like her free-ranging ducks – “believing only in the poetry of life”, which lends a profound voice to a profound change. Ouyang Yu’s method of “direct translation” serves this new freedom perfectly, rendering immediacy with supreme intimacy in a brief stretching of wind.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Parkville, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Five Islands Press , 2013 .
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      Extent: 91p.
      ISBN: 9780734048240 (paperback)

Works about this Work

Visions of China : Ouyang Yu’s Translations of Contemporary Chinese Poetry Tina Giannoukos , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 22 2018;

'Modern Chinese poetry begins with its turn away from classical Chinese poetry in the early twentieth century. This turn saw the adoption of the vernacular and the move away from classical forms. Yet the history of modern Chinese poetry does not mimic the trajectory of Western modernist and post-modernist experimentations. In particular, the years between the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 represent a hiatus in the development of modern poetry in mainland China. The death of Mao and the ensuing end of the Cultural Revolution saw the resurgence of poetry away from the officially sanctioned poetry of the Mao era.' (Introduction)

Dimitra Harvey Reviews Breaking New Sky by Ouyang Yu Dimitra Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
Sam Moginie Reviews Breaking New Sky: Contemporary Poetry from China Samuel Moginie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
Review : Breaking New Sky Liam Ferney , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Rabbit , Autumn no. 12 2014; (p. 118-124)

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
The Energy of Contemporary Chinese Poetry Tina Giannoukos , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
The Energy of Contemporary Chinese Poetry Tina Giannoukos , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
Review : Breaking New Sky Liam Ferney , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Rabbit , Autumn no. 12 2014; (p. 118-124)

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
Sam Moginie Reviews Breaking New Sky: Contemporary Poetry from China Samuel Moginie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
Dimitra Harvey Reviews Breaking New Sky by Ouyang Yu Dimitra Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;

— Review of Breaking New Sky : Contemporary Poetry from China Yu Ouyang (translator), 2013 selected work poetry
Visions of China : Ouyang Yu’s Translations of Contemporary Chinese Poetry Tina Giannoukos , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 22 2018;

'Modern Chinese poetry begins with its turn away from classical Chinese poetry in the early twentieth century. This turn saw the adoption of the vernacular and the move away from classical forms. Yet the history of modern Chinese poetry does not mimic the trajectory of Western modernist and post-modernist experimentations. In particular, the years between the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 represent a hiatus in the development of modern poetry in mainland China. The death of Mao and the ensuing end of the Cultural Revolution saw the resurgence of poetry away from the officially sanctioned poetry of the Mao era.' (Introduction)

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