Sophy Chen, Lihua Chen (1975 - ) is a Chinese contemporary poetess and translator. She was awarded the Legendary Poet Award in 2012 by www.poetry.com. In the same year she won the annual International Best Translator Award 2012 instituted by IPTRC. In 2014, she won the Chinese Contemporary Poetry (2013-2014) Translation Award. She has till date translated six Chinese poetry collections into English. “Mother Tongue Complex” is a graphical description of her first rendezvous with the Polish poet Adam Zagajewski. Evidently the language barrier keeps the audience deaf. The beauty of this poem lies in the effortless ease with which the poet transfers the helplessness of the audience onto the performer.