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Wang Jiaxin

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Wang Jiaxin

Wang Jiaxin (b. 1957) is a poet, translator, essayist, and critic. He was born in Hubei province and studied literature at Wuhan University. In the early 1990s, as a writer he traveled to England, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. He is the author of seven books of poetry and ten books of critical essays, and is the leading translator of Paul Celan....

 He was a professor at Renmin University in Beijing and, at the invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature, was recently a writer in residence in Amsterdam. He has won a variety of domestic and foreign poetry awards, including the first Ai Qing Poetry Award (2023), and has published Darkening Mirror: New and Selected Poems, translated by Diana Shi and George O’Connell (Tebot Bach, 2016).

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