A. E. Stringer
A. E. 史特林格
A. E. Stringer is the author of Human Costume and Channel Markers (Wesleyan University Press). His work has appeared in such journals as The Nation, The Ohio Review, Denver Quarterly and many others. He has recently edited and introduced a new edition of Louise McNeill's classic Appalachian poetry collection Paradox Hill (West Virginia University Press, 2009). He has travelled to read his work in a wide range of American locales and also in Galway, Ireland. For the past twenty years, he has taught writing and literature at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
A. E. 史特林格是诗集《人性的外衣》《航标》（卫斯理大学出版社）的作者。他的作品发表于《国家》，《俄亥俄评论》，《丹佛季刊》以及其它多种刊物。他近来编辑了路易斯．麦克尼尔的新版古典阿巴拉契亚诗集《诡异的山丘》（西弗吉尼亚大学出版社，2009）并为之作序。他去过美国许多地区朗读他的作品，他的诵读之旅还包括爱尔兰的戈尔韦。最近二十年，他在位于西弗吉尼亚州亨廷顿的马歇尔大学讲授写作和文学。
Yuan Liang was born in Chongqing, China. He moved to Shanghai with his parents while he attended elementary school. He graduated from Fudan University and holds graduate degrees from two American universities. He is a member of PoetrySky Poets Association and he has published a book of poetry Beneath the Wall of April (2009). He lives in Southern California.
On the sidewalk some girls
have discovered ice
from the thaw by house shadow.
Out my north window: sudden
earrings and permanents, they
do not pass up the chance to
run and slide
to see how far they’ve come.
that briefly repeals
the laws of motion, they take
a full measure.
heretic angel whose truth is not
to be conferred on the fools
the rest of us play, she can reign
as queen or go bedecked in rags,
the better to recline when blessed
sleep descends upon her highness.
Stretches awake, lifts a righteous
yawn to the pitch of false alarm.
Like the famous swallow she would fly
the continent: bones of wind, skin
like a thin wall through which
rage and love equally pass. Or
gusto. How she rattles her cage.