RMSYL 14: Waitress and Visiting Shandong by Han Dong (read by Nicky Harman) – part 2

Nicky & HD9A few weeks ago you heard Nicky Harman reading a poem from my Chinese doppelganger, Han Dong, whose short story ‘Deer Park’ can also be heard on this site.

One or two emails from newfound Chinese fans have suggested I just hand the whole project over to HD, and rename the site ReadMeSomeHanDongYouLove.com.

I would be happy to do this if enough of you went out and bought his books from the great Probsthain in London (or the usual outlets) and were then willing to commit the oeuvre to MP3, LibriVox-style.

Until then, open for other suggestions too.

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2 Responses to RMSYL 14: Waitress and Visiting Shandong by Han Dong (read by Nicky Harman) – part 2

  1. So many layers here and even with all the nook & cranny discussion what I feel most from these poems is a sense of…I want to say landscape, but I don’t mean it as a specific setting or environment.

    What I mean, and am having trouble finding the words for, is that these poems make me feel as if I am standing, looking outward – focusing and refocusing for the sake of absorbing all perspectives at once.

    Maybe that sounds sort of frantic, but it’s more like a cozy ‘all-is-one’ feel.

  2. I’m glad we were able to give you that cosy-all-is-one feeling, Fern. Part of the remit here on RMSYL, I hope.

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