Bei Dao

Bei Dao

Being a poet in the States is quite different from being one in China, because in the States poetry depends on the universities for its support. They finance the poets and help them get published. That isn't so in China. But overall it is the same. You can't change society with poetry.More Bei Dao quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writing is the thing that sustains me and keeps me going. It is a form of self-preservation for me.More Bei Dao quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The name Bei Dao was actually given to me with the help of friends. When we were publishing our unofficial magazine, Today, we wanted to avoid being harassed by the police so we were trying to think of names that we could use. It was done very casually.More Bei Dao quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Freedom is nothing but the distance between the hunter and the hunted.More Bei Dao quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perhaps the final hour is come I have left no testament Only a pen, for my mother I am no hero in an age without heroes I just want to be a man.More Bei Dao quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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