Want to upload your own reading of an 85 to this website? Just select an 85 poem, record yourself attempting to read it, then fill out the form below, attach your video file and click “submit.” But remember, don't cheat. The concept of the 85 readings is to capture the struggle to read the translation, not to show a well-rehearsed smooth delivery. The 85 project is about the difficult process of engaging with the Chinese, even as it gradually enters into and transforms the English language and culture. So, record your first halting, stuttering, repetitive process exactly as it comes out. And send it to us!

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Record your own video and save it to .flv or .mov format.