John Balaban, translator
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Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong (Copper Canyon Press)
Ho Xuan Huong was an 18th century Vietnamese poet and concubine. Poet John Balaban served as a conscientious objector in Vietnam during the war. We explore the complex destinies that led him to learn Vietnamese and to translate Ho's complex, erotic poems.
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