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About Woeser

Woeser is a poet, writer, and blogger. She was born in Lhasa in 1966 and now lives in Beijing with her husband Wang Lixiong. Her books include Notes on Tibet (2003) and Forbidden Memory: Tibet During the Cultural Revolution (2006). Her blog is here Her latest book of poems is Tibet's True Heart (Ragged Banner, 2008), translated from the Chinese by AE Clark. For more information and/or to order the book, click here

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The Fear in Lhasa

"You have a gun. I have a pen." The renowned Tibetan poet Woeser, on a fleeting visit to the city of her birth, captures the atmosphere of a submerged land.

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