Contributors / July 2011 (Issue 14)

Zhai Yongming
ImageZhai Yongming was born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in 1955. After spending time in rural Sichuan as a "sent down youth," Zhai attended a technical college but soon turned to writing poetry. Her groundbreaking poem cycle, "Woman" (published in 1985) received much attention for its forthrightly feminist point-of-view. Zhai's most recent book of poetry, Pretty Words, was published in 2008. A past recipient of the Pamir International Poetry Prize, she currently operates a bar in Chengdu, White Nights, and organizes literary and arts events. She divides her time between Chengdu and Beijing. [Read]

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