Michelle Leber’s ‘The Yellow Emperor’ reviewed by Lucy Van

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‘Leber is a Melbourne-based poet and a clinician of Chinese medicine, and in this, her second volume of poetry, she merges the two practices in an archaeological translation of Han mythology that finds it art through listening to the body. The work, part verse-novel, part poetic mythography, imagines the origins of the Yellow Emperor legend by dramatising the core principles of Chinese medicine. The project is certainly impressive in scope, a daring and highly ambitious application of the diagnostic art to the purpose of mythological reconstruction.’

The full review, published in Cordite, can be found here.

The Yellow Emperor can be purchased here.

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