Contributors

Guest editors

Tony Barnstone is Professor of English at Whittier College and the author of nineteen books. He is a prolific poet, author, essayist, and literary translator. In addition to his numerous published books, his work has appeared in dozens of American literary journals, from APR to Poetry.

Barnstone’s books of translation include Chinese Erotic Poems (Everyman Press, 2007), The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (Anchor Books, 2005), The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters (Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1996), Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry (Wesleyan University Press, 1993), Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Selected Poems of Wang Wei (University Press of New England, 1991), and River Merchant’s Wife by Ming Di, translated from the Chinese by Tony Barnstone, Neil Aitken, Afaa Weaver, Katie Farris, and Sylvia Burn with the author (Marick Press, 2013).

Ming Di is a poet, translator, and editor, born in China and currently living in Los Angeles; she is the author of six collections of poetry in Chinese. Some of her poems have been translated into other languages: River Merchant’s Wife (Marick Press, USA, 2012), Luna fracturada (Valparaíso, Spain, 2014), Histoire de famille (Transignum, France, 2015), and Livre de sept vies (Recours au Poème éditeurs/France, 2015).

She also translates poetry and literary essays from English into Chinese and has two volumes published in Taiwan and two forthcoming in China. She has co-translated (with Neil Aitken) The Book of Cranes, published by Tupelo Press.


A Geography of Poets

China

South

  • Duo Duo 多多 (South Sea Island)
  • Li Shaojun 李少君 (South Sea Island)
  • Sun Wenbo 孙文波 (Shenzhen)
  • Xu Lizhi 许立志 (Guangdong)
  • Yang Ke 杨克 (Guangxi,Guangdong)
  • Zhang Er 张尔 (Shenzhen)

Taiwan and Macau

  • Amang 阿芒 (Taiwan)
  • Ling Yu 零雨 (Taiwan)
  • Un Sio San 袁紹珊 (Macau)
  • Yang Mu 杨牧 (Taiwan)
  • Yao Feng 姚风 (Macau)

Southwest

  • Aku Wuwu 阿库乌雾 (Sichuan)
  • Jidi Majia 吉狄马加 (Sichuan)
  • Jike Bu 吉克·布 (Sichuan)
  • Lei Pingyang 雷平阳 (Yunnan)
  • Li Sen 李森 (Yunnan)
  • Mo Fei 莫非 (Yunnan)
  • Mo Mo 默默 (Yunnan)
  • Mushasijia Eni (Li Hui) 俄尼·牧莎斯加 (李慧) (Sichuan)
  • Song Wei 宋炜 (Sichuan)

Central

  • Chen He 沉河 (Hubei)
  • Chen Xianfa 陈先发 (Anhui)
  • Huang Bin 黄斌 (Hubei)
  • Yang Jian 杨健 (Anhui)
  • Yu Xiuhua 余秀华 (Hubei)
  • Yu Xiaozhong 余笑忠 (Hubei)
  • Zhang Zhihao 张执浩 (Hubei)

West

  • Gu Ma 古马 (Gansu)
  • Na Ye 娜夜 (Gansu)
  • Shen Wei 沈苇 (Xinjiang)
  • Tashi Tentso 扎西旦措 (Tibet)
  • Yang Senjun 杨森君 (Ningxia)

North

  • Baoyinhexige 宝音贺希格 (Inner Mongolia)
  • Gao Xing 高兴 (Beijing)
  • Hai Zi 海子 (Beijing)
  • Jiang Tao 姜涛 (Tianjin)
  • Li Hongwei 李宏伟 (Beijing)
  • Li Nan李南 (Hebei)
  • Li Suo 里所 (Beijing)
  • Pan Xichen 潘洗尘 (Heilongjiang)
  • Qiu Huadong 邱华栋 (Beijing)
  • Shen Haobo 沈浩波 (Beijing)
  • Wang Jiaxin 王家新 (Beijing)
  • Xi Du 西渡 (Beijing)
  • Zang Di 臧棣 (Beijing)
  • Zhai Yongming 翟永明 (Beijing)
  • Zhou Qingrong 周庆荣 (Beijing)

East

  • Chen Dongdong 陈东东 (Shanghai)
  • Dou Fengxiao 窦凤晓 (Shandong)
  • Wang Yin 王寅 (Shanghai)
  • Xiao Shui 肖水 (Shanghai)
  • Zhang Qinghua 张清华 (Shangdong)
  • Zhu Yu 茱萸 (Suzhou)

Southeast

  • Lü De’an 吕德安 (Fu Jian)

United States

West

  • Sandra Alcosser (California)
  • Trent Beauchamp-Sanchez (California)
  • Elena Karina Byrne (California)
  • Jane Hirshfield (California)
  • Mark Irwin (California)
  • Shirley Geok-lin Lim (California)
  • Sarah Maclay (California)
  • David Mason (Colorado)
  • Suzanne Roberts (California)
  • Brianna Lyn Sahagian-Limas (California)
  • John Shoptaw (California)
  • Chad Sweeney (California)
  • Charles Harper Webb (California)
  • Matthew Zapruder (California)

Southwest

  • Bruce Bond (Texas)
  • Naomi Shihab Nye (Texas)
  • Kevin Prufer (Texas)
  • Arthur Sze (New Mexico)
  • William Wenthe (Texas)

Midwest

  • Wang Ping (Minnesota)

Southeast

  • Nickole Brown (North Carolina)
  • Jessica Jacobs (North Carolina)
  • Ilyse Kusnetz (Florida)
  • Alan Michael Parker (North Carolina)

Northeast

  • Ha Jin (Massachusetts)
  • Stanley Moss (New York)
  • Nicholas Samaras (New York)
  • Gerald Stern (New Jersey)
  • Terese Svoboda (New York)
  • Daniel Tobin (Massachusetts)
  • Jonathan Weinert (Massachusetts)

Expatriate

  • Margo Berdeshevsky (France)

Translators

  • Neil Aitken
  • Mark Bender
  • Steve Bradbury
  • Michelle Chihara
  • Alexandra Draggeim
  • Du Xian
  • Fang Xia
  • Rachel Galvin
  • Steven Haven
  • Jia Yan
  • Christopher Kelen
  • Kerry Shawn Keys
  • Li Yongyi
  • Liang Yujing
  • Andrea Lingenfelter
  • Denis Mair
  • Stephen Nashef
  • Gregory Pardlo
  • Lawrence Smith
  • Frank Stewart
  • Jeremy Tiang
  • Denise Wong Velasco
  • Wang Hao
  • Michelle Yeh
  • Henry Zhang