Contributed by Rodger Martin

In response to last year’s Magic of Monadnock Symposium at Keene State College, Yancheng Teacher’s University invited seven American poets and scholars to visit China and participate in a week-long celebration of poetry bridging continents. Included in the week were readings, talks, calligraphy and visits to both urban and rural historic sites. From left to right, poet Susan Roney-O’Brien, Mason Library archivist Rodney Obien, poet Claire Mowbry Golding, American Studies professor Mark Long, poet Maura MacNeil, Dean of Mason Library Celia Rabinowitz, Journalism professor Rodger Martin and poet Chen Yihai. Look for a follow-up story in next week’s edition of the Equinox.