Joan Xie

Veteran Poet - 1,578 Points (Shanghai, China)

Biography of Joan Xie

Joan Xie, poet, translator, attorney, born in Shanghai where she attended Shanghai Jiaotong University, majoring in industrial engineering. She came to the United States in 1988 to study. In 2000, after receiving an MBA and J.D., she established her law practice in New York City, specializing in immigration law. Xie is a prolific writer of poetry and essays, both in English and Chinese, as well as a poem translator from both languages. Her works include Half-Century Journey (2015) , Looking Back (2016) , Nothing Made Me Happier than Finding These Objects (2018) , Thirteen Leaves: The Selected Poems of Contemporary Chinese Poets (2018) , Walk with the Wind (2019) . An award-winner at the 2017 First Moganshan International Poetry Festival in China, her works are collected into various analogies and appear in many literary magazines. She is also deputy editor of International Poetry Exchanges.

Joan Xie's Works:

Half-Century Journey (2015) , Looking Back (2016) , Nothing Made Me Happier than Finding These Objects (2018) , Thirteen Leaves: The Selected Poems of Contemporary Chinese Poets (2018) , Walk with the Wind (2019) .

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On tiptoes, everyone. waiting, looking into
a black hole.
The lights in the tunnel, a well-done omelet.
The wind from the tunnel, a low throating song.
Occasionally, a loud call thrills
as if a suspension bridge jerks free from its bondage,
or a sharp knife is plunging into a glass owl.
What to come?
Our throbbing hearts tiptoed,

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