San-San Tin

San-San Tin Translates San-San Tin

Poetry in Translation Issue
Volume 16:3, Summer 2015


oh you!
a fistful of clouds
drawing pictures
black smoke
all the vapors
rising up
wandering freely
higher and higher at will
you’’re polluted

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San-San Tin was born in Burma. She has written short stories, essays, reviews, and poems for Burmese magazines and is the author of A Greener World: Introduction to the Environment (in Burmese) and the translator of Where There Is No Doctor (for UNICEF/Rangoon) and Collected British Short Stories. She is the co-author of No Time for Dreams: Living in Burma Under Military Rule (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), published in the US. She now works as an international broadcaster at Radio Free Asia and lives in Washington, DC. Her collected poems in Burmese were published in Burma in 2015.