A Naturalist's Manor
Author: Yan An
Translators: Chen Du and Xisheng Chen
Publisher: Chax Press (2021)
Yan An is one of the most renowned poets in contemporary China and the author of fourteen books of poetry including his most famous collection, Rock Arrangement, which won him The Sixth Lu Xun Literary Prize, one of China’s top awards for literature. His poetry is highly experimental and unconventional and his way of thinking unusual. Yan An's poems rarely contain any of the elements traditionally and commonly depicted by other Chinese poets and even when they do, they are addressed from unique perspectives that transcend the boundaries between nations and cultures, reaching for a wider audience across the world.