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Forbidden Games & Video Poems: The Poetry of Yang Mu and Lo Chʻing

Forbidden Games & Video Poems: The Poetry of Yang Mu and Lo Chʻing
Original work 禁忌的遊戲與影像詩學:楊牧與羅青詩選
Author Yang Mu, Lo Ch’ing
Translator Joseph R.Allen
Publisher University of Washington Press
Publication year 1993
   Page 433
Language English
ISBN/ISSN 0-295-97262-9
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Yang Mu (1940~) was born in Hualien Taiwan and originally named Wang Ching-hsien. He was famous for his poetry and prose. After graduating from the department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Tung-Hai University, he went to the U.S. for further education and graduated from the University and Iowa with an M.A. in Arts and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Berkeley. In the early stage of his writing, he was fascinated with romanticism. Later, influenced by an Irish poet, William Butler Yeats’s (1865~1939) critical spirit of the society, he also changed his theme and style from writing nature with a romantic fashion to a calm and implicit manner, while caring about the reality with a critical mind. He even changed his penname from Yeh Shan to Yang Mu as a signal of his transformation. In 2000, he won the National Literary Award. Currently, he is an honor professor at the National Dong-hwa University. Lo Ching (1948~) was born in Hu-nan province and originally named Lo Ching-che. Graduating from the English department at Fu-ren University and then the Washington State University in Seattle with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, he used to teach in English department at Fu-ren University, English department at National Taiwan Normal University. As a famous poet and artist in Taiwan, he has published several collections of poetry and ink-color painting. His poetry seems replete with images of ordinary objects, yet very often subtly expands to some sudden epiphany of universe and life. Among them, The Way to Eat Watermelon won the First Chinese Modern Poetry Award and the World Poets’ Choice Award in Rotterdam.

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