Cage & Bird

Cage & Bird by Changming Yuan

I am a cage, in search of a bird. — Kafka

Wherever my mind flies, it’s still
Tightly to this world, this very cage of
Sensory & imaginative cells

In other words, I is the cage, while
The whole universe am a bird

Changming Yuan

Yuan Changming grew up in a remote village, started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age 19 and published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks, the 2018 Naji Naaman's Literary (honor) Prize, the Jodi Stutz Award in Poetry (2020) & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17),& BestPoemsOnline, among 1,709 others across 45 countries.

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