Dutchman Erik Lindner reads his
poems in Dutch at the Taipei Artist Village Jan. 27 during his
recent stay in the city as an artist in residence. (Photos by Mark Caltonhill)
Publication Dateï¼š03/09/2007 Sectionï¼šIssuesBy Mark Caltonhill
...Taipei-based translator and writer Mark Caltonhill rhapsodizes about Lindner's verses.
Rather than visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Yushan National Park or any of the island's other acclaimed tourist attractions during his
recent month-long visit to Taiwan, Dutchman Erik Lindner spent around six hours each day wandering the streets.Furthermore, although he
made occasional forays into the modern, internationalized east district of Taipei, most of his
time was given to the more rundown but, for him, far more fascinating backstreets of the capital's older Wanhua and Datong districts snug against the Danshuei River in the west.
Copyright 2007 by Mark Caltonhill