Poems translated by Dong LI

Dong Li was born and raised in P.R. China. He is an English-language poet and translates from the Chinese, English and German. He’s the recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Grant and fellowships from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ledig House Translation Lab, Henry Luce Foundation/Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo and elsewhere.

Photo credit: Humboldt-Stiftung_Michael Jordan

  • Qinghai and Tengchong

    a prayer flag rolls around a heap of round stones
  • small town saxaphone

    men in rain, thin and fine halos of hair,
  • the kitchen song

    so strong a wind