And what word of protest against this latest obscenity might there be from jaunting post-avant U.S. poet-academics, who frequently jet to China, under official state sanction and funding, as conveners of “Experimental Poetry Gatherings”? (We’ll be sure to post any public statement of outrage they might proffer. Though they never bothered to utter a note of support for the now-dead-in-prison Liu Xiaobo, so don’t hold your breath.)

Poet Held in Southern China Over Planned Poetry Anthology Remembering Liu Xiaobo