edited by Ming Di
Tupelo Press, 2013
This collection of poems focuses on poets from mainland China, highlighting Duo Duo (laureate of the 2010 Neustadt International Prize for Literature) and Liao Yiwu (recipient of 2012 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade organization) along with up-and-coming poets such as Zang Di, Xiao Kaiyu, Jiang Tao, and Lü Yue. The anthology includes interviews with the poets and a survey of their opinions on “Ten Favorite Chinese poets” and “Ten Best-Known Western poets in China.” (Publisher’s description)
Featured poets: Duo Duo, Wang Xiaoni, Bai Hua, Zhang Shuguang, Sun Wenbo, Wang Jiaxin, Liao Yiwu, Song Lin, Xiao Kaiyu, Lü De’an, Feng Yan, Yang Xiaobin, Zang Di, Ya Shi, Mai Mang, Lan Lan, Jiang Tao, Jiang Hao, Lü Yue, Hu Xudong, Yi Lai, Jiang Li, Zheng Xiaoqiong, Qiu Qixuan, and Li Shumin.
Translations by: Neil Aitken, Katie Farris, Ming Di, Christopher Lupke, Tony Barnstone, Afaa Weaver, Jonathan Stalling, Nick Admussen, Eleanor Goodman, Ao Wang, Dian Li, Kerry Shawn Keys, Jennifer Kronovet, Elizabeth Reitzell, and Cody Reese.
Ming Di (penname of Mindy Zhang) was born and grew up in China. She is the author of six collections of original poetry in Chinese and one in English translation, River Merchant’s Wife (Marick Press, 2012), and translator of poetry and literary essays from English into Chinese. She lives in Los Angeles, California.