IN THE PRESS
A word is a bird too, once it has flown from the pen to fuse into a visual snapshot of tumultuous thoughts on displacement, cloud watching, and London.
We say there is something going on behind OUR backs. What is behind other people's backs? What will we come to face? Pleasure or pain? Ailing Cai plunges us into the desperation of contingent tragedy, detached from motive, redeemed only by love.
I hope that those who lost a love before it could run its course can be inspired by the story of A Back Day to keep their beautiful memories and forget their pain.
EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF HISTORY OF ART AT OXFORD
Ailing Cai is the author of books: A back day (poetry & drawing), Plastic Birds (poetry & drawing), My Loves (poetry & prose), The Green Tuscan Hills (poetry) and The Chinese Girl (short story). She began life as a poet, writer and painter in Shanghai and Northern Italy. She now lives in London. She is a member of The Chelsea Arts Club.
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