Liu Xiaobo to pen poetry book

New York: Poetry by imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is coming out in the US.

Graywolf Press announced Thursday that ‘June Fourth Elegies’ will be published in 2012. It is a bilingual edition of verse by the 54-year-old Chinese dissident and literary critic.

Liu is serving an 11-year prison sentence for subversion handed down last year after he co-authored an appeal for human rights and political reform.

The title of his book, which has not come out in China, refers to the June 4, 1989, suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations at Tiananmen Square.

Bureau Report


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