A Loud Noise

Han Dong

The Chinese University Press

A Loud Noise

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Pub Date: March 2014

ISBN: 9789629966263

64 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $5.00

A Loud Noise

Han Dong

The Chinese University Press

Drawn from International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013, A Loud Noise is a chapbook of poetry by Han Dong presented in English, and Chinese. A Loud Noise is also available, along with the chapbooks of other internationally renowned poets, in Islands or Continents (Eighteen-Volume Box Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthology Islands or Continents: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013.

About the Author

Born in 1961, Nanjing, Han Dong is an important avant-garde poet as well as an essayist, fiction writer, editor of non-official poetry journals, and blogger. His first novel was translated as Banished! (University of Hawai'i Press, 2009) and long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, 2008.

Han Dong's poems break new ground with their repudiation of high culture and other heroics. He creates subtle, deceptively "simple" verse and takes pleasure in puncturing pomposity and debunking political myths. His poems are also funny, rude, often sexy, and highly visual. In 2009, he won the Judges' Prize at an independent poetry festival held in Yunnan, China.