Poetry Comes to Museum LXVIII


Activity Curator

Wang Yin


Shen Wei


Na Ye

God in Our Favorite Things

Poet: Na Ye
Planner: Wang Yan
Host: Shen Wei
Date: November 21, 2020
Time: 14:30-16:30
Venue: Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum (Xinyefang Building 3, Wenshui Road 210, Jing’an District)
Transportation: Exit 3, Wenshui Road Station, Line 1


.For the public health, the event requires real-name registration.
.Please bring your ID and wait in line at the admission.
.Before your entrance, you should get your temperature measured and register your information.
.Please wear a face mask the whole time during your visit. If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or short of breath, please understand that admission will not be granted.
.Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event.

Na Ye is an excellent poet with independent mind and a transcending soul. For her, poetry writing is breathing in life. The point of view and narration in her poems are from her real-life experience, but her poems illuminate a world beside ours. Her poetry comes with a perspective that is wide but detailed, deep and rigged, which leads to her unique style. Na Ye is a woman, but more than just being feminine; she is from the west, but more than just west; she is contemporary, but she is way beyond this time. She believes that “catching a sea spray, is like catching the ocean, catching a wing of the wave.” Her poetry is almost a kind of phenomenological psychology or a way of emotion research.

Voice recruiting for “Poetry Comes to Museum”

Submission time
From this day to November 19, 24:00

Script to be read
Na Ye’s selected poems (poet of Poetry Comes to Museum LXVIII)

How to participate

  1. Email your audio file to mspe@minshengart.com (background music is optional).
  2. Please enclose your information, including your name, contact info, and confirmation of attending the September 12 poetry event in Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum.

    Three excellent readers will each get a copy of Na Ye’s poetry collection Personal Resume.

*Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum reserves all the final rights of explanation.

Personal Resume

Author: Na Ye
Publisher: China Youth Press
Time of Publishing: June, 2016

Personal Resume is a collection of Na Ye’s recent poems, which includes 193 poems divided into 5 chapters: “In this Cosmic World,” “Things Bigger than Poetry,” “The Sunlight Stales the World,” “To the Left of Time,” “No Place Better than the Study.” Na Ye’s poetry is short but deep, personal yet realistic. Her poetry is a seek for truth, and thus it is sharp and pointy with the sense of pain, which increases unhurriedly, like needles approaching at a gentle speed. The sharpness of her poetry aims more than the outer environment, or historical cultural context, but also to her personal fate.


Na Ye

Poet Na Ye graduated from the Chinese Department of Nanjing University. She has worked in the news media for a long time and is now a professional writer. She is a member of the National Committee of the China Writers Association and the Vice Chairman of the Gansu Provincial Writers Association. Her poetry publications include ‘The Wind is Rising’, ‘Personal Resume’, ‘God in Our Favorite Things’. She won the third edition of the Lu Xun Literature Award, People’s Literature Award, October Literature Award, and the Tian Wen Poet Award. She currently lives in Chongqing.


Shen Wei

Shen Wei is a poet, writer, and a professor at Communication University of Zhejiang. He is a member of Chinese Writer Association. Shen Wei moved to Xinjiang in 1988 and lived there for 30 years.He has published the poetry collections Shen Wei Poems, the collections of critical essays Noontime Poets as well as The Xinjiang Dictionary. He has won the Lu Xun Prize, Chinese Literature Media Award among others. His works has been translated into more tham 10 languages.


Wang Yin

A poet, writer, photographer. Author of Poetry of Wang Yin, Lime Light, etc. Winner of Jiang Nan Poetry Prize, Dong Dang Zi Poetry Award. His works have been published in more than 10 languages oversea.