Caging vs Birding
I am a cage, in search of a bird. — Kafka
Wherever my mind flies, it is still
Tightly to this world, this very cage of
Sensory & imaginative c e l l s
In other words, I is the cage, while
The whole universe am a bird
Yuan Changming is an 11-time Pushcart nominee, and has published numerous chapbooks, including the most recent LIMERENCE. His work has appeared in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008–17), BestNewPoemsOnline and others, and he has served on the jury for Canada’s 44th National Magazine Awards (poetry category). Yuan lives in Vancouver, Canada, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan.