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Preserving poems

By Lu Qianwen (Global Times)

11:04, July 19, 2012

Hai Zi

While literature has integrated its way into movies and the Internet in the age of digital information, many forms of literature are suffering from neglect. Poetry, one of China's most revered literary forms, is a prime example.

"Most publishers are unwilling to publish poems today because of the poor economic return," said Hai Xiao, pen name for respected Chinese poet Deng Liqun, known for his 2006 Hai Xiao Trilogy.

"In China, there are no more than 100 'real' poets. Many who call themselves poets produce unoriginal, low-quality work," he told the Global Times.

Poets are seeking new ways to break these barriers.

On July 8, the "poetry film plan" was launched in Beijing. Initiated by Hai Xiao, general director of the program and producer Bu Qingwen, the program will shoot 100 contemporary Chinese poems into a series of short films, each episode lasting 30 minutes.

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