YU Youyou (PRC) – IPNHK 10th Anniversary Celebration

YU Youyou

YU Youyou (PRC) was born in Sichuan in 1990. She started writing poetry in 2004. She has published poetry collections 7 Years and Me As Bait. She was awarded Pioneer Poet of the Year by Poem Selection Magazine and University Student Poet of the Year by Stars Poetry Awards 2012. Her poems are published in Poetry Magazine, Stars, Today and Chutzpah!.

night walk

the sky won’t brighten
everything luminous is pressed down under skin, flesh
so go for a night walk
why say the sky is sawtooth
because once time jams, it breaks
once eyes meet
it feels skewed

why walk these dubious streets
when you’re a different person by the time
you reach the end –
always losing sight of the old you
no matter how you saunter

if it’s love you need now
love is resurrected
if it’s god you need
god must die

the sky won’t brighten
only night walking
will bring him back

(Translated by A. K. Blakemore and Dave Haysom)


余幼幼,1990年生於中國四川,2004年開始寫詩,現出版詩集《7年》、《我為誘餌》。曾獲《詩選刊》年度先鋒詩人獎、2012星星詩歌獎年度大學生詩人。作品曾發表於《詩刊》、《星星》、《今天》、《天南》等刊物。

夜行

天不會亮了
發光的東西都壓在皮肉之下
去換來一次夜行
為什麼說天空是鋸齒狀的
因為時間一碰就斷
眼睛一相對就感覺到了偏離

為什麼要走到孤僻的路上
到了盡頭就
徹底變成另外一個人
即便走得很慢
也無法跟蹤剛才的自己

如果現在需要愛
愛就復活
如果現在需要上帝
上帝就必死

但是天不會亮了
唯有夜行
才能復活上帝