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匹兹堡“黄翔日”与房子诗歌揭幕朗诵会 | Huang Xiang Day and House of Poetry Opening Recitation Performance
匹兹堡市长 Murphy 先生宣告今天为“黄翔日” 房子诗歌揭幕朗诵会 The right to write: City gives safe harbor to exiled Chinese poet and his work Mayor Murphy has proclaimed it Huang Xiang Day in the City of Pittsburgh, and the poet sees that as the start of his civic involvement. Huang Xiang is considered one of the greatest poets of 20th century China and a master calligrapher and one of the pre-eminent post-cultural revolution poets of China. Huang Xiang was the first guest writer during the summer of 2004, at the City of Asylum. This is a program that is located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The City of Asylum "provides sanctuary to writers exiled under threat of death, imprisonment, or persecution in their native countries."When Xiang became a guest writer for the City of Asylum he was put in a furnished house, given a living stipend, medical coverage, and was given help adjusting to the changes. Shortly after coming to Sampsonia Way, Huang Xiang covered the outside of his house with his calligraphy and poetry. Today it is one of the most visited landmarks in Pittsburgh. After completing his residency with the City of Asylum, Huang Xiang moved to New York City with his wife Zhang Ling.