The Late Poems of Meng Chiao:

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"The translation is outstanding. David Hinton is simply the best translator of Chinese poetry presently working in English. This is a very intelligently selected group of poems from an important Chinese poet. Hinton reads deeply and with great sensitivity to nuance."—J.P. Seaton, University of North Carolina

"David Hinton's translations, while remaining faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, are consistently imaginative in language and effective as English poetry, and he has shown a remarkable skill ...

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Overview

"The translation is outstanding. David Hinton is simply the best translator of Chinese poetry presently working in English. This is a very intelligently selected group of poems from an important Chinese poet. Hinton reads deeply and with great sensitivity to nuance."—J.P. Seaton, University of North Carolina

"David Hinton's translations, while remaining faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, are consistently imaginative in language and effective as English poetry, and he has shown a remarkable skill in capturing the particular style and voice of the different poets he has tackled."—Burton Watson

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Virginia Quarterly Review
These poems defy 'commentary.' They are so lovely, lush, and intense that they simply must be experienced. Meng Chiao's poems are deeply personal but not obscure, because the field of introspection is the landscape. . . . The sometimes surrealistic language is vital and powerful, lyric and soulful. This is the first volume of Meng Chiao's poetry to appear in English, and considering how many years ago he lived, the pleasure is long overdue. Don't miss the book.
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Winner of the 1997 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, American Academy of Poets

"These poems defy 'commentary.' They are so lovely, lush, and intense that they simply must be experienced. Meng Chiao's poems are deeply personal but not obscure, because the field of introspection is the landscape. . . . The sometimes surrealistic language is vital and powerful, lyric and soulful. This is the first volume of Meng Chiao's poetry to appear in English, and considering how many years ago he lived, the pleasure is long overdue. Don't miss the book."—Virginia Quarterly Review

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Mourning Lu Yin 3
Cold Creek 15
Laments of the Gorges 27
Apricots Died Young 41
Heartsong 53
Autumn Thoughts 61
Notes 77
Finding List 81
Further Reading 83
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