February 2010

Changming Yuan


Changming Yuan, author of Chansons of a Chinaman (Leaf Garden Press), who grew up in rural China, holds a Ph.D. and currently teaches English in Vancouver. Yuan's poems appear, among other places, in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, and London Magazine.


Just as the shadow beyond the light
Is fictional, and fictional is
The word on the paper or screen
So is this hand also fictional
That writes from the heart of the night?

All the feelings swarmed together
What I meditated, flows
I wonder if this life of mine
Is posthumous before the birth
Of a premature metaphor?



Changming Yuan: Poetry
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