Sunday, April 23, 2023

Transformation: Poems by Zhao LiHong

Transformation: Poems by Zhao LiHongTransformation: Poems by Zhao LiHong by Zhao Lihong
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A masterpiece of modern poetry that will mesmerize and inspire...

Zhao Lihong, a highly acclaimed Chinese writer, has authored over 90 books, including bestselling novels like The River of Childhood, Fisherman Boy, A Street Dog Named Black Wood, and The Child of Tree. His works have sold millions of copies worldwide, and he currently serves as the president of the Shanghai International Poetry Festival and as the editor-in-chief of Poet Magazine. He has received numerous accolades, including the Golden Key International Poetry Award in Smederevo, Serbia in 2013 and the Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Award from Romania in 2019. With his immense talent, Lihong is undoubtedly a towering figure in the world of literature.

"Transformation” is a mesmerizing collection of 60 hauntingly beautiful poems that explore the various facets of human nature, from society and culture to family and the self. He captures the essence of multiple generations with the classic, prosaic language that defines his work.

This latest collection is a testament to his immense talent as a poet and his ability to immerse readers in a world of profound emotions and reflections. His writing style is persistent, unrelenting, and affectionate, as he takes readers on a journey of self-discovery.

A masterpiece of modern poetry that will leave readers mesmerized and inspired. Highly recommended and a well-deserved five stars from me. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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