‘Breaking New Sky’, edited by Ouyang Yu, reviewed by Dimitra Harvey

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Breaking New Sky, a new collection of poems selected and translated by Ouyang, presents work from forty-six established and emerging Chinese (including Taiwanese) poets, born predominantly between the late 50s and 80s (though some as early as 1913 and as late as 2002). The collection’s title—a play on the Western idiom “breaking new ground” – connotes innovation, originality, and also risk. It embodies contemporary Chinese poetry’s iconoclasm, as well as Ouyang’s desire to introduce “something new” into the Australian literary landscape.’

The full review, published in Mascara Literary Review, can be found here.

Breaking New Sky can be purchased here.

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