Klyde Broox hosts a special on Chinese poet Xu Lizhi, Wed April 22

Xu-Lizhi-Foxconn-suicideWednesday, April 22, 2015, 8:00 pm. Host Klyde Broox returns to Artword Artbar with a Poetry Month special edition of PoeMagic. Klyde Broox  hosts I SPEAK BLOOD, an open community poetry reading in memory of Xu Lizhi, the late Chinese poet, and worker at FoxConn, an electronics factory in Shenzhen.  https://libcom.org/blog/xulizhi-foxconn-suicide-poetry

“I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron”
I swallowed a moon made of iron
They refer to it as a nail
I swallowed this industrial sewage, these unemployment documents
Youth stooped at machines die before their time
I swallowed the hustle and the destitution
Swallowed pedestrian bridges, life covered in rust
I can’t swallow any more
All that I’ve swallowed is now gushing out of my throat
Unfurling on the land of my ancestors
Into a disgraceful poem.
— 19 December 2013

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