A breathtaking introduction to Chinese multidirectional poems, told through the story of Su Hui, the greatest writer of these poems who embroidered a silk with 840 characters--equaling as many as 12,000 multidirectional poems--for her distant husband.
Michele Metail is a Sinologist, photographer, avant-gardist poet, the first woman member of Oulipo, and the co-founder of Dixit, a group dedicated to sound poetry. She is the author of two dozen books of poetry and translations from the Chinese, which she often performs accompanied by music and projected images. This is her first book in English translation. She lives in Jody Gladding has published three collections of poems and over thirty translations from the French. She lives in Calais, Vermont.