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May 1, 2015

Climbing China’s Great Wall

Afaa M. Weaver

About This Poem


“In the early summer of 2002, I made my first trip to Mainland China after a semester of teaching in Taiwan as a Fulbright Scholar. I walked for a while, and then I sat and tried to imagine the history.”
Afaa M. Weaver


Afaa M. Weaver is the author of City of Eternal Spring (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014). He teaches at Simmons College and Drew University and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.


Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths


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