Poetry Comes to Museum LXXII
Planner: Wang Yan
Host: Shen Wei
Time: April 17, 2021, 14:30—16:30
Location: Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Transportation: Wenshui Road Station, Exit 3, Metro Line 1
Notice:For public health security, please make a real-name preservation and bring your ID for admission of the event. Please wait in line to get your temperature measured, hands sanitized, and information registered with the help of our staff. Please wear a face mask during the event. If you are experiencing a fever, coughing, or short breath, please understand that admission is not granted.
A-Xin has settled in Gannan Grassland. He calmly accepts what nature deprives and what nature bestows. In this way, A-Xin is able to filter the hustle and bustle with a pure poetic mind, and see the nobility and solemness within the day-to-day life. He writes towards divinity, a style that remains in awe of nature, of our current time. His poetry is simple and natural, just as the blossoms in Gannan. It shines with both desolation just as Yao Chang’s poetry, and also the etherealness of Tsangyang Gyatso’s poetry. Between the lines of A-Xin’s works, the altar table for gods are still standing, the emotions evoked by mystery still have a place to deposit.
Open Call: Voices for “Poetry Comes to Museum”
From this day to April 14, 24:00
Script to be read
A-Xin’s selected poems (poet of Poetry Comes to Museum LXXII)
How to submit
1.Email your audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org (background music is optional).
2.Please attach your information, including your name, contact info, and confirmation of attending the April 17 poetry event in Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum.
Three excellent readers will each win a signed copy of A-Xin’s poetry collection Surprises.
*Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum reserves all the final rights of explanation.
Publisher: Southern Publishing House
Published Date: June, 2019
Surprises is A-Xin’s poetry collsction, with about 120 poems which were written during a 30-year span from 1988 to 2018. A-Xin’s grassland poetry covers many poetic themes: at the macroscopic level, the cultural climate of Tibetan Plateau, the “divinity” perspective, the sense of time and space on the grassland, the individual and collective spirtiual life on the grassland were talked; at the microscopic level, A-Xin attempts to construct a unique set of siginifiers and signified between the imagery and reality, the imagination and experience, situation and mindset, spiritual world and material world, divinity and sacularity. These are what A-Xin’s Grassland Poetry style is made of.
Born in 1964 in Lintao County, Gansu Province, A-Xin lives and works in Gannan. He has authored A-Xin’s Poems, Grassland Poems, Years along the Sangduo River, Surprises, etc. He has won Xu Zhimo Poetry Award, Chang Yao Poetry Award, Shikan Magazine 2018 “Chen Zi’ang” Poet of the Year, etc.
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.
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.