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Zheng Xiaoqiong

Zheng Xiaoqiong

Zheng Xiaoqiong (b. 1980, Nanchong) worked for six months in a rural hospital after graduating from nursing school, and then moved to Dongguan to work in a die-mould factory. She soon moved to a toy factory and a magnetic tape factory, before becoming a warehouse manager. She then worked as a hole-punch operator in a hardware factory for five years. Her poetry collections include Huangma Mountains, Collected Poems of Zheng Xiaoqiong, Pedestrian Bridge, and Poems Falling on Machines.


In the Roar of the Machine

Zheng Xiaoqiong

112 pages
Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm
Published July 2022
ISBN 9781922725288

A collection of some of the most influential poems of Zheng Xiaoqiong, who spent nearly a decade working in the factories and warehouses of southern China, and who speaks to a community which consumes the products of this labour.