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Taiwan: Chinese Poetry

So that’s what Chinese poetry looks like…

‘Doesn’t it seem a little wasteful of the paper?’ pops into my head. What a totally bizarre new perspective… I don’t think I’ve ever thought that about poetry before, and I own a lot of poetry books… It’s interesting that once you can’t read the characters, the space around them becomes so much more vivid. It’s a fantastic piece visually, regardless that it’s unintelligible to me. Large sheer white spaces, Chinese numbering on the inside edge to the page, left-to-right typeset. So INTERESTING!

Typical internal musings of a humanities student.



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