YAN Jun 




YAN Jun 

Foto © private
* 14.03.1973, Lanzhou, 中国
居住于:Beijing, 中国

YAN Jun (born in 1973) is a poet, a musician and a critic and runs the independent label KwanYin.

His readings are unconventional, combining poetry with electronic sound collages into what he calls ‘Hypnotic Noise’. As well as these performances, he is increasingly also doing spare readings that are minimalistically conceived.

The poems he will be presenting at lyrikline.org have dates at the top like diary entries, but they are very far from being comfortable inner reflections. They are surreal and concrete, energetic and full of self-irony, and lyrical at the same time. Such various poetic objects can be encountered in them as Maxim Gorki, John Lennon, the Internationale and Mao Tse-tung.

 Foto © private
Yan Jun studied Chinese and worked as an editor before moving to Peking in 1999. Since 2001 he has been co-editor of the unofficial literary journal Shu (Writing) and has published three collections of verse: Sishijiu shou (49 Poems, 1996), Cisheng Bo (Infrasound, 2001) and Bu Keneng (Impossible, 2006), as well as several CDs featuring text and sound collaborations and radio plays.

  • Sishijiu shou

    [49 poems]


  • Cisheng Bo



  • Bu Keneng



  • internationaler tag der reparatur

    Übersetzt von Lea Schneider

    Berlin: hochroth, 2016

  • The Poetry of YAN Jun

    Website (en)
  • YAN Jun @ Poetry International Web

    More poems, recordings and English translations of YAN Jun

    Website (en)
  • Website of YAN Jun

    videos, recordings, texts etc.