Ján Gavura was born in Slovakia in 1975 and is currently lecturer at the school of art, University of Presov. His main research fields are Slovakia and world literature and literary theories in the twentieth Century, especially poetry. He has published two poetry collections this year, and is preparing third poems. His literary works have won several prizes, including the Slovakia literature prize. He also works as an editor in a publishing house.
Zhou Daomo is the author of two Chinese poetry collections, two Chinese English bilingual poetry collections and one self-printed Chinese poetry collection. He won poetry awards in China and abroad. He is the Editor in Chief of 2018 Selected World Poems in Chinese and English. He was invited to attend the World Poets' Congress and the International Poetry Festival. He is now a lifelong member of the World Poets' Congress and editor-in-chief of the Qin Zihao Poetry Journal.
I killed my first wolf
When the hair on my temples
Started to go grey.
When you have the know-how
You can kill a roe-deer
With patience and on trust.
Look at the wasps. Buzzing targets,
They dazzle the heart of the hunter.
Their hum resounds: give us a go,
Our bones are so tender.
There is only one truth,
And there are no ambiguities.
But the hunter can also be killed,
His years counted out exactly,
With the scruple and care of homework done
By a boy who secretly adores his teacher.
In this figure we can see
There is someone who knows the way,
Who is the way,
And who, like a grey wolf, can go astray.