Today's poem is "Still in the Night Fields of Hokkaido"
from My Funeral Gondola

El León Literary Arts

Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s debut collection of poetry, Water the Moon, was published in 2010. In addition to her books of translation of Chinese poets from Zephyr Press, she has translated several contemporary French and American authors, and co-edited the Mãnoa anthologies, Sky Lanterns (2012) and On Freedom (2013), both from the University of Hawai’i Press. An editor at Cerise Press and Vif éditions, she is also a zheng harpist and orchid healer. She lives in France.

Other poems by Fiona Sze-Lorrain in Verse Daily:
December 14, 2010:   "Invisible Eye" "Fog / chalks the skeletons..."

Books by Fiona Sze-Lorrain:

Other poems on the web by Fiona Sze-Lorrain:
"My Melancholy"

Fiona Sze-Lorrain's Blog.

*Fiona Sze-Lorrain's Website.

Fiona Sze-Lorrain According to Wikipedia.

Fiona Sze-Lorrain on Twitter.

About My Funeral Gondola:

"A playful, Zen-like clarity and gentleness characterize the poems in Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s new book, along with a distinct sense of an animating mystery. The world here is at once deliciously material and refreshingly ethereal. This is an engaging collection, resonant with promise and presence."
—Peter Cole

"In My Funeral Gondola, Fiona Sze-Lorrain opens her astute ear to the 'Cryptic shapes of yes and no.' Less lamentation than musical questioning procession, this exquisite collection sounds a counterpoint of firmament and terra firma, 'an air / between real and improvised time.' Sze-Lorrain imbues her poems with a plaintive beauty; her language with a subtle complexity as faceted, as dazzling, as a 'thousandfold sun and a clarity frozen.'"
—Sylvia Legris

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