The Core of the Problem

Poetry Huang Fan
Translated from the Chinese by Margaret Ross

Brown things
Are in fact green
A gold love
Is in fact pure white
A red massacre
Is a black deceit
Those who are slow
Are fast as blades
Blinding radiance
Is in fact gray shame
What you flaunt
Is what’s been elided
The rising hero
Is an acquiescent slave
Accomplishment in fact
Is  [...]

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Issue 24

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24

Spring 2016

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Huang Fan has published three collections of poetry, three novels, and one short story collection in China. An editor at Nanjing Review and Yangzijiang Poetry Journal, he teaches at Nanjing University of Science and Technology where he is an associate professor of literature.

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