World Literature

Mary Jean Chan, Xi Chuan & Jennifer Lee Tsai

  • 13
  • Oct




until 2.00pm

Headshot of Jennifer Tsai

  • Headshot of Jennifer Tsai

MLF and the Confucius Institute are delighted to present an inspiring afternoon of poetry from three exciting voices of Chinese heritage. Xi Chuan is a multi-award-winning poet, essayist, translator, and is currently a professor at Beijing Normal University. He has published nine collections of poetry, including Depth and Shallowness, and A Dream’s Worth, and has translated the likes of Ezra Pound, Jorge Luis Borges, Czeslaw Milosz and Gary Snyder. Mary Jean Chan’s poems feature in many literary journals and Carcanet’s New Poetries V11. Her debut collection is due from Faber in 2019. Jennifer Lee Tsai is a fellow of the acclaimed national poetry mentoring scheme, The Complete Works III, and her poems appear in the Bloodaxe anthology, Ten: Poets of the New Generation. The event will be introduced by John McAuliffe.

You can also join all three poets for writing workshops, networking and dinner at Yang Sing restaurant, 3pm – 6.30pm, at an event organised by 彼岸 Bi’an, the UK Chinese Writers’ Network. Tickets cost £17.50/£13.50 including dinner. For more information and to book, visit