Luo Fu (poet)

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Luo in 2012

Mo Yun-tuan (Chinese: 莫運端; pinyin: Mò Yùnduān; 11 May 1928 – 19 March 2018), known by the pen name Luo Fu (洛夫; Luòfū), was a Taiwanese writer and poet. He was born in Hengyang, Republic of China.[1][2]

In Taiwan, Mo published several collections of poetry.[1][3] Mo and his contemporary Yu Kwang-chung were described as the Gemini of Chinese poetry, in reference to the constellation depicting the mythological twins Castor and Pollux.[1] Mo left Taiwan for Canada in 1995.[4]

In June 2016, Mo was diagnosed with lung cancer.[4] He died of respiratory failure on 19 March 2018 in Taipei, aged 89.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "著名诗人洛夫凌晨逝世,与余光中并称诗坛双子星座" (in Chinese). Phoenix Television. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. Chung, Jake (24 March 2018). "Kinmen project to honor late poet might be reborn". Taipei Times. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. Balcom, John (2008). "To the Heart of Exile: The Poetic Odyssey of Luo Fu". In Lupke, Christopher (ed.). New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetry. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 65–84. doi:10.1057/9780230610149_5. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "台灣當代詩人洛夫19日清晨病逝 享耆壽91歲". Apple Daily (in Chinese). 19 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. Cheng, Sabine; Ko, Lin (19 March 2018). "Renowned Taiwanese poet Lo Fu dies at 91". Central News Agency. Retrieved 19 March 2018.