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Five A.M. in Beijing
Poems of China
Willis Barnstone

Sheep Meadow
1987 • 127 pp. 6 x 9"

$13.95 Paperback, 978-0-935296-67-9
$25.00 Hardcover, 978-0-935296-66-2

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"Willis Barnstone's China poems, though some have taken the form of song or sonnet, have the savor of immediate experience. They are personal, but they are also the poems of a man vitalized by another land and rejuvenated by its strangeness."—Richard Wilbur

WILLIS BARNSTONE was born in Lewiston, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale. He taught in Greece at the end of the civil war (1949-51), in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War, and during the Cultural Revolution went to China, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-1985). His publications include The Other Bible, a memoir biography With Borges on an Ordinary Evening in Buenos Aires, and To Touch the Sky. A Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry, Barnstone is Distinguished Professor at Indiana University.

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