Duo Duo is one of the most celebrated contemporary Chinese poets. Lucas Klein is an award-winning translator.
Longlisted for the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation,
sponsored by PEN America
“Hard-hitting yet elusive, Duo Duo’s poetry speaks to body and soul alike. Klein’s translations are uncompromising and gripping, just like the source texts. This writing is inimitable. Words as Grain gives pride of place to a truly unique voice in poetry.”—Maghiel van Crevel