Joe Survant

Joe Survant is Professor Emeritus in English at Western Kentucky University. He is the author of six books of poetry, including View from the Stork Building: Chinese Variations, published by Larkspur Press in 2020. Individual poems have been published in Singapore, China, Malaysia, the U.K., and widely in the U.S., most recently in the Southern Poetry Review. He served as Kentucky’s Poet Laureate 2002-2004.

View From the Stork Building: Chinese Variations

View from the Stork Building: Chinese Variations

“These English “variations” are very different from the Chinese originals, but they retain the insight and strong imagery of Classical Chinese poetry. The picture generated in the mind has a similar beauty and grace.” – Tian Xiaolin