By William Marr
Built at the border of our hearts
this wall of the 21st century will grow
drawing nourishment from all dark corners
of human nature
to become the Great Wall
are you trying to come in
or get out
William Marr has published 23 volumes of poetry (two in English and the rest in his native Chinese language), 3 books of essays, several books of translations, and 10 eBooks. His most recent published work, Chicago Serenade, is a trilingual (Chinese/English/French) anthology of poems published in Paris in 2015. His poetry has been translated into more than ten languages and included in over one hundred anthologies. Some of his poems are used in high school and college textbooks in Taiwan, China, England, and Germany. He is a former president of the Illinois State Poetry Society and has received numerous honors, including several awards from Taiwan and China for his poetry and translations. His Website, The Art World of William Marr (http://feima.yidian.org/bmz.
htm) displays some of his literary and artistic works.