Migrant workers find the pen is mightier than the plough – Jia Hepeng

From China Daily:

Buckets are inseparable from the life and work of 32-year-old poet Liu Dongwu.

Liu is chief editor of Nanfeiyan, a literary magazine based in Dongguan, South China’s Guangdong Province. The name translates as “wild goose flying southward.” Liu has managed to rise to literary fame from his hard beginnings as a migrant worker from the countryside.

His poetry, along with the works of many others like him, has been praised for its candid but realistic portrayals of the lives and experiences of in urban centres.


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