Dancing the dream: Michael Jackson and his Chinese fans

By Mei Jia and Erik Nilsson ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-06-29 07:26:01

Dancing the dream: Michael Jackson and his Chinese fans

A new book of Michael Jackson's poems and essays is set to provide new insights into the superstar's soul. [Photo provided to China Daily]

"We tried to arrange for fans to dance with him."

Few people around the world aside from the superstar's superfans realize Jackson wasn't only the King of Pop but also a prince of poetry.

Chinese adorers hope the book can provide new insights into his soul.

One stanza of his poetry book in particular has captured the country's attention:

"It was only when I broke all ties

After the stillness of the shrieking cries

In the depths of those heaving sighs

The imagined sorrow of a thousand lies

I suddenly stared in your fiery eyes

All at once I found my goal

The elusive shadow was my soul."

"A poetry collection will reach a wider audience beyond his fans, enabling more people to appreciate Jackson's extraordinary talent and benevolent heart," Huang says.

The Chinese version is loyal to the original 1992 edition by Doubleday.

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