Contributors / July 2011 (Issue 14)

Wang Jiaxin
ImageBorn in Hubei in 1957, Wang Jiaxin began writing poetry while a student at Wuhan University and has been teaching and editing ever since. In the early to mid-1990s, Wang traveled widely in the United States and England, becoming one of the poets whom Maghiel van Crevel has termed "an exile." His poems often depicted the life of a wanderer, the loneliness of an individual set against the crowd, the world, or a natural surrounding. He now makes his home in an artist and writer's enclave just north of Beijing and teaches Chinese literature at People's University. [Read]

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