“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

舒婷诗选 (lit. Shu Ting: Selected Poems)

Poem by Shu Ting.

China's leading woman poet, Shu Ting worked in the Countryside until 1973, returning to the city to work on construction sites and in factories. In spite of all this, her firm faith in the human spirit led to poetry. Her pure style and mature voice found a ready voice found a ready response among a generation shaped by the experiences of the Cultural Revolution. The poems included in this first collection of Shu Ting's work in English span her career, amply demonstrating her poetic gifts.

Translations:

Shu Ting: Collected Poems

Translated by Haiyan Lee

Collection of poems translated by Eva Hung