Support for Wang Ping

Wang Ping is one of my favorite Chinese writers living and working in the United States. I first got to know her work through her poetry collections Of Flesh & Spirit and The Magic Whip. Her poems have a great sense of voice and social critique, play energetically with form, and find incredible resonances across languages that she richly explores. She’s also got a great sense of humor, which you don’t find often enough in a lot of poetry.

I was horrified to hear that she’s been facing discrimination at Macalester College, where she teaches. She finally filed a lawsuit. It’s brutal.

If you have a minute, please sign this petition on her behalf. By doing so, you can show that the world is watching what happens to her.

Click here for a few of Ping’s poems.

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