I love my native country As vehemently As I detest its culture I love my father As much As I dislike his personality I love my son As greatly As I deplore his lifestyle I love my selfhood As dearly as the whole human race As I despise its animalness
About the Poet:
Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & Best New Poems Online, among 1,619 others across 43 countries.