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Thanks to the kindness adrift in the universe which occasionally docks where I happen to be, though more specifically, thanks to a certain Auntie Lorenza (who will be the subject of a post in the near future), I have a new chapbook out, part of a series of chapbooks released by The Chinese University Press in conjunction with International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013. I just got word from Columbia University Press, which distributes for the Chinese University Press in North America, that they are offering the poetry festival anthology, the 18-volume chapbook boxed set, and my chapbook at 30% off to customers in North America.

You can buy Islands or Continents: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013 (anthology) here. The coupon code is: ISLBEI.

You can buy Islands or Continents: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013 (eighteen-volume box set) here. The coupon code is: ISLBEI.

You can buy Two or Three Things About Desire here. The coupon code is: TWOCRU.

It’s pretty amazing to see my work in Chinese translation (the English and Chinese versions are side by side in the chapbook). “See” is about right; all I can do is look at the translation since I neither speak nor read Chinese. The translation has turned my work indecipherable to me yet readable to an audience I literally would not know how to write for–a strange situation that grants me a new experience of happiness. Plus to be in a series among such admirable poets, including Adonis and Raul Zurita–who are on my exam lists, my goodness! Sometimes I am truly bewildered by my own luck.