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Trilingual Renshi

  • Author
    YASUHIRO YOTSUMOTO, MING DI, SHUNTARO TANIKAWA
  • Translator
    ,
    YASUHIRO YOTSUMOTO, MING DI
  • Country
    Japan
  • City
    Tokyo
  • Publisher
  • Published Year
    2015
  • Genre
    Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary poetry - Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

Description

Renshi is a modern version of the traditional Japanese linked poem, Renku. As the 70th anniversary for the end of the World War II approaches and the politicians prepare the ‘historic speech’ to be delivered on August 15, 2015, four poets from Japan, China and Korea decide to have a Trilingual Renshi session, linking themselves to each other through translation and e-mails. The result is a mandala of 36 poems with the shared themes of ‘Sea’, ‘Rice’, and ‘Sun’. It is at once a celebration of humanity, which transcends nation, race, and even language, and the poetic action for the “resistance against the world’s entropy.”

 

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