Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Featured Poet in Issue 21, tsuri-dōrō

Featured Poet – Chen-ou Liu

       a white lie
      to cover another
      early snowfall

                    light of dawn
               a tai chi master
               pushes the silence

AA meeting
the stony silence
after I used to be …

                 my wife’s kiss
               on the yellow post-it
               paper anniversary

           im-mi-grant ...
           the way English tastes
           on my tongue

Chen-ou Liu is currently the editor and translator of NeverEnding Story, and the author of two award-winning books, Following the Moon to the Maple Land (First Prize, 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest) and A Life in Transition and Translation (Honorable Mention, 2014 Turtle Light Press Biennial Haiku Chapbook Competition). His tanka and haiku have been honored with 154 awards (as of May 1, 2024)