October 26, 2021

KITAAB

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Poetic profits revive in China

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The success of Poems Selected for Children is surprising to some but not to deputy chief editor of China CITIC Press’ third branch Qin Tiantian.

The collection of 101 poems by 57 poets from around the world has sold more than 50,000 copies since its July 5 release.

Most poetry books are lucky to sell a few thousand copies.  The works were selected and edited by Chinese poet Bei Dao, who has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature many times.  

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