Chen-ou 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 En ...
Popular Poems
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Butterfly Dream Haiku
winter dawn
a butterfly wakes up
in my dream
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A Dead Man Writing
A Tanka Prose
for Ernest Hemingway who claimed that
The important thing for a writer is to tell a good story...
The best ones are liars.
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Hockey Tanka About Racism
the silence
between his hockey stories...
a banana
thrown on the ice
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Hazy Moonlight Haiku
hazy moonlight
through the bare branches
'Goldberg Variations'
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writing haiku...
the cock crows
as if possessed
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Denis Mair 13 November 2019
For a taste of his strengths, I recommend CHILDHOOD LAKE HAIKU. (I have left some comments beneath it, explaining why I like it so much.)
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Denis Mair 12 November 2019
Chenou Liu is a haiku master. He walks resolutely along the HAIKAI NO MICHI, getting deeper into it every day. His mastery cannot be reduced to predictable angles of contemplation...he is making new discoveries all the time. I am very glad to have stumbled upon this collection, like a cache of food left in wilderness cabin. It is worthy of much study, but for now, I can only nibble at the edges.
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Prabir Gayen 31 December 2018
A very good poet and a fine hsikuist
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Wuji Shiu 22 September 2013
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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