An Excerpt of The Heart Stops at the Door

The door dares you to leave.

When you return, it is for the same

reason you left.

My poem The Heart Stops at the Door (or “闷” in the Chinese title) can be found in the academic journal Anthropology and Humanism, Vol. 41 №1 by Wiley Blackwell (USA). Alongside another two poems, it also won a writing prize: the 2015 Ethnographic Poetry Prize (second place) awarded by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. More information here.