Chenou Liu


Chenou Liu
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Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chen-ou Liu was a college teacher, essayist, editor, and two-time winner of the national Best Book Review Radio Program Award. In 2002, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Ajax, a suburb of Toronto. There, he continues to struggle with a life in transition and translation. Featured in New Resonance 7: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, and listed as one of the top ten haiku poets for 2011 (Simply Haiku,9: 3,4, Autumn/Winter 2011) , Chen-ou Liu is the author of five books, including Following the Moon to the Maple Land(First Prize Winner of the 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest) and A Life in Transition and Translation (Honorable Mention,2014 Turtle Light ... more »

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  • Wuji Shiu Wuji Shiu (9/22/2013 3:39:00 PM)

    I am somebody who loves poem making very much who is dating a Taiwanese woman and I would be very happy to know you. I plan to go through your work very soon. Hope to hear from you, Wuji.

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Racism Haiku

for Abraham Joshua Heschel who proclaims that Racism is man's gravest threat to man.


'those slanted eyes'
in the room silence
like thunder

racism talk
what does white
smell like?


Note: The phrase, 'slanted eyes, ' is a racist slur that refers to a person of Asian descent, especially of Chinese descent.

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