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Jailed Nobel Winner's Poetry Coming To US Next Year

12/ 9/10 10:01 AM ET   AP

Liu Xiaobo

NEW YORK — Poetry by imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo (lee-OO' show-BOH') is coming out in the U.S.

Graywolf Press announced Thursday that "June Fourth Elegies" will be published in 2012. It is a bilingual edition of verse by the 54-year-old Chinese dissident and literary critic.

Liu is serving an 11-year prison sentence for subversion handed down last year after he co-authored an appeal for human rights and political reform.

The title of his book, which has not come out in China, refers to the June 4, 1989, suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations at Tiananmen Square.

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