Chengdu poet He Xiaozhu
Chengdu, China, is known as a city of writers — with an especially strong community of poets.
Last week's earthquake has already started filtering into local writers' works.
Here are two poems by Chengdu poets about the earthquake.
At the time of the earthquake, 45-year-old He Xiaozhu was working on a novel on the second floor of a teahouse in Chengdu.