Zheng Xiaoqiong

Zheng Xiaoqiong has been a migrant worker in Guangdong Province since 2001. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Shikan, Shanhua, and Renmin Wenxue, among many others. She has won multiple literary awards and attended poetry festivals all over the world. Her poems have been translated into a dozen other languages.

  • A black and white photograph of a woman, whose head is covered by a scarf, pressing her hand to a damp window between herself and the viewer. Her gaze is away from the viewer.
    Zheng Xiaoqiong
    I settle my body and soul down in this small town Its lychee orchards, its streets A little deck in the assembly line The rain wets my head, again and again I rest my ideals, love, dreams, and yo...
  • A close up the dense textures in a piece of amber
    November 21, 2019 | Zheng Xiaoqiong
    Photo by Ervins Strauhmanis / Flickr 1 We maintain antiquity and elegance on paper; inside we are full of shame. We present heaven and hell on paper; our self-disgust resul...

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