Looking Back on Yu Yoyo’s UK Tour

2019-08-17 ☼ blog

Last month, I had the privilege of joining 余幼幼 Yu Yoyo, A.K. Blakemore, and the Poetry Translation Centre for several events around the UK to launch My Tenantless Body, a bilingual collection of Yu’s poetry. I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the readers we met in Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, and Deptford, and it was a thrill to finally meet the poets I had been collaborating with remotely for such a long time. I’m delighted with the collection itself, which is available from the Poetry Translation Centre. Several poems are also available as podcasts (Stay”, Sleepwalking” and Dad”) and you can also read the two poems by 小安 Xiao An that we translated at the workshop in London: to lost friends” and you want to eat the sun”.

All photographs courtesy of the Poetry Translation Centre.