Yidan Han

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  Kyle David Anderson

Kathryn Waddell Takara

Kathryn Waddell Takara, PhD, has published her 8th book, Shadow Dancing, Selling Survival in China in 2017. She was honored in 2016 for a Lifetime Achievement Award in Education and African American history and culture in Hawaii. She is the publisher and owner of Pacific Raven Press. She performed at multiple places in 2017 including the Honolulu Museum, the E. Honolulu Rotary, the Center for Chinese Studies, Basically Books in Hilo, the Arts at Mark’s Garage in Honolulu, the Temple of Peace on Maui, the Beijing University of Foreign Studies, and Qingdao University. She was a 2010 winner of the American Book Award.



Peter Feng


Peter Feng is a poet and translator from Qingdao, China. He received a PhD in English Literature from Nanjing University in 2011, and since then he has been exploring the interconnections between poetry, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. He has translated a number of American poets, including elsewhere by Scott Alexander Jones and The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath (Shanghai Translation Publishing House). He is the author of Parallel Tongues, The Desert Swimmer, and Cruel Raven (co-authored with Sun Dong, Nanjing University Press). His poems appear in Poetry Sky, American Poetry Review, Big Scream, Grey Sparrow, Napalm Health Spa, and others.

Fleeting Vision


My sight thickens to a tinted frame. There is no glare on the pane. The chain of years drags me forward. My vision whirls like a dervish, kicking up the past with my hopes and fears disturbing the seeds of the future. Darkness wants to climb into the lap of my day. All shapes Objects/family/friends Rattle the skeletal memory. In serene parenthesis I wander in the shadows like an unlit candle along the uninhabited, lace-like fringes of the windward cliffs, awaiting a vision of heaven.


我眼前模糊 成一个彩绘的镜框。 窗棂上没有光。 年月的锁链拖曳我向前。 我视像旋转如狂舞托钵僧 踢踹过去 希望和恐惧 惊扰未来的种子。 黑暗欲爬上我正午的膝间。 一切形体 事物/家庭/朋友 摇晃回忆的骷髅。 平静括弧内 我游荡在阴影之间如一只未点亮的蜡烛 迎着向风崖岸 荒无人烟的蕾丝般边缘 等待一次 天堂的闪现。

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