Moonlight Rests on My Left Palm by Yu Xiuhua

“Reading is a powerful activity: it calms one’s heart. When the mind is quiet, one can experience real joy.” Starting with the viral poem Crossing Half of China to Fuck You, Yu Xiuhua’s raw collection chronicles her life as a disabled, divorced, single mother in rural China. In defiance of the stigma attached to her…

2021 Women in Translation Month Recommendations!

Every August is Women in Translation Month, which means towards the end of July I try to figure out what books I am going to read or what books I’m going to recommend to readers. Here is my collection for this year. I tend to go Asian heavy, I’m working on this, but there is…