Ming Di was born and grew up in China, came to America to study, and taught at BU before moving to California. She is co-founder and editor of Poetry East West, a bilingual literary journal published in Los Angeles and Beijing where she divides her time at present. Author of six collections of poetry in Chinese and one in English translation, River Merchant’s Wife (Marick Press 2012), she also translates poetry and literary essays from English to Chinese with three volumes published and two more forthcoming in China; and from Chinese to English: she is the editor and co-translator of New Cathay – Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Tupelo Press 2013), and has co-translated (with Neil Aitken) The Book of Cranes forthcoming from Tupelo Press. She has received Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship for translation residency at Vermont Studio Center. Ming Di looks for translations that are brilliant and brave.