A Folio of Poetry by Aynur Mawltbek – translated by Mimi Chang


Aynur Mawltbek (1974-) is a Kazakh poet and essayist, born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. She holds a master’s degree in folklore studies. She has won the prestigious Bingxin Prose Award and has published a poetry collection Alima’s Grassland. She translates poetry from Kazakh to Chinese and has won the first Kazakh Literature Award in Translation. Her own poems have been widely published and translated into Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian, and Korean.

Mimi Chang is a Chinese poet living in the USA. She has published widely in literary journals in China. She translates poems and literary essays and organizes the annual Hu Shi Poetry Award in China.