Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs

The first publication of the poetry of Liu Xia, wife of the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo

I didn't have a chance

to say a word before you became

a character in the news,

everyone looking up to you

as I was worn down

at the edge of the crowd

just smoking

and watching the sky.

A new myth, maybe, was forming

there, but the sun was so bright

I couldn't see it.

—from "June 2nd, 1989 (for Xiaobo)"

Empty Chairs presents the poetry of Liu Xia for the first time… (more)

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Publisher: Graywolf Press (November 03, 2015)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English


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