The event ‘I hope the universe is simpler’ compares current Chinese poetry to the classical and Western traditions. It focusses on the position of the poet versus the collective, the infrastructure and publication culture in China now, and the role of the government, publishers, censorship, internet, dissidents and exiles. There will be performances by Qin Xiaoyu, Liu Waitong and Yang Lian

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44th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
11-15th June 2013

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