2010 Neustadt Laureate Duo Duo

  •    March 2011
    Duo Duo is the pen name of Li Shizheng, who was born in Beijing in 1951. He started writing poetry in the early 1970s as a youth during the isolated, midnight hours of the Cultural Revolution, and many of his early poems critiqued the Cultural Revolution from an insider's point of view in a highly sophisticated, original style. Often considered part of the "Misty" school of contemporary Chinese p...
  •    March 2011
    受奖辞 Translator's note: Duo Duo has always insisted that a poet should speak through his poetry instead of through any explanatory prose. Keeping true to this belief, Duo Duo gave a brief yet highly evocative acceptance speech at the Neustadt Prize banquet. In an elliptical, at times almost hermetic language, Duo Duo shed light on his poetics through his own expulsion from contemporary Chinese...
  •    March 2011
    同居 他们将在街头同人生的三个意向相遇: 老人烟斗的余火、儿童涂写在墙上的笔迹 和湿漉漉的雨中行走的女人的小腿...... 他们徘徊了一整夜 围绕小白房子寻找标记 太阳升起来了,归宿仍不能断决 错误就从这时发生 没有经过祈祷 他们就会睡到一张床上 并且毫不顾忌室外光线 在晚些时候的残酷照射 因而能够带着动人的笑容睡去 像故去一样 竟然连再温柔的事情 也懒得回忆 就起身穿行街道 一直走进那 毫无标记的楼房大门 他们因此而消失 同母亲临终前 预言过的一模一样 其实在他们内心 时时都在寻找 穿插那段往事的机会 时时都在用暗语交谈 就像雪天 用轻柔的步子从雾里归来 剥喂病人桔子时的心情一样 那花房的花 透过紫红的霜雾 肯定给他们留下难忘的印象 让他们的情调 就此炽烈起来 那就让他们 再短暂地昏迷一下吧 ——去 给他们一个拍节 但不要给他们以觉察 不要让他们同居...