Voice Pictures


Firework of Lunacy–Voice Pictures I

Clara Hsu reads a selection from her book, The First to Escape.  This first volume presents poems of travels, identity, love, and Clara’s experiments in incorporating classical musical forms in her writings.

“A rare volume of contemporary poetry that carries the weight of its ancient and modernist predecessors while remaining passionately engaged with its own time.” Jake Berry on The First to Escape


Inviting All Shadows–Voice Pictures II

This volume contains translations of Five Romantic Poems by Xu Zhimo. David Wong, Guqin master, accompanies Clara’s reading with ancient Chinese melodies. More selections from The First to Escape complete the set.