My Tenantless Body 我空出来的身体

My Tenantless Body

Published July 2019

Publisher: Poetry Translation Centre

translators: Dave Haysom, A K Blakemore


My Tenantless Body is the celebrated Sichuanese poet Yu Yoyo’s first publication in English. It presents a sensitive yet forceful new voice that leads us through the haunted nightscapes of China with dark wit. The book’s young protagonist veers in and out of focus: her thoughts always intensely clear, her feeling never simply clarified. In these poems the oblique and the plain-spoken seem to cross paths, picking one another’s pockets along the way.



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