Phoenix is a bilingual edition of a poem commissioned by Xu Bing's studio to accompany his installation Phoenix. Xu Bing spent two years creating this work, which features two monumental birds fabricated entirely from materials harvested from construction sites in urban China, including demolition debris, steel beams, tools, and remnants of daily lives. The Phoenix will move to New York City after its current run at MASS MoCA. This edition includes over two dozen color photographs of the Phoenix interspersed between the long poem.
Ouyang Jianghe is one of mainland China's most established poets. Zephyr published his first book in English translation, Doubled Shadows.