Khöömei by Yuan Changming

A deep double-
Throat, singing
From beyond
Heaven (or hell)
Echoing in nature
As it finds itself
Heard in
A human voice
Like a whale’s call
By its like
Even afar across
The whole Pacific

About the Author

Yuan Changming grew up in a remote village, started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age nineteen and published monoragpohs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Yuan began to write and publish fiction in 2022, his first novel Bamakoola: Paradise Regained is due out in 2024.

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