Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Changming Yuan has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize

My parodic poem "Chansons of a Chinaman" has been nominated by my publisher Leaf Garden Press for a Pushcart Prize in 2009. For more detail, please click on http://leafgardenpress.blogspot.com/

Another poem of mine, titled "S. E. W. N," was also nominated by my publisher Blue Fifth Review for a Pushcart Prize in 2009. For more detail, please click on http://samofthetenthousandthings.blogspot.com/2009/11/bfrs-pushcart-nominations.html

Changming Yuan's monograph titled Politics and Poetics: A Comparative Study of John Keats and Li He was released by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co KG (Germany) in September 2009

Product Description

Whether one admits it or not, there is always a close interrelationship between politics and poetics; indeed, even the most blatant denial of interest in anything political signifies nothing less than a political stance. Using various approaches -- thematic, biographical and New Historicist, this book begins with a discussion of 'romanticism' as an important term signifying a cross-cultural literary value and then proceeds to compare John Keats and Li He, both of whom are considered major 'romantic' poets in world literature, in terms of their sociopolitical contexts, their 'patriotic' feeling and rebellious spirit, their abiding concern for human suffering, and their common quest for the ideal. With an in-depth comparison between two representative poets well known for their strong tendencies towards aestheticism in two major literary traditions, the book should thus prove useful and even helpful to anyone interested in the poetry of John Keats or Li He in particular, and to anyone else concerned with the relationship between politics and poetics in general.

available @ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Politics-Poetics-Changming-Yuan/dp/3838309383/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262147548&sr=8-1