A Folio of Poetry by Shen Haobo – translated by Liang Yujing


Shen Haobo, born in 1976, is considered one of the most controversial voices among the new generation of Chinese poets for being both wickedly erotic and politically satirical in his poetry. His first collection Great Evil in the Heart (2004) was banned and he went abroad for a few months to escape arrest. As the leading poet of the Lower Body group, he is the author of seven poetry collections.

Liang Yujing holds a PhD in Chinese literature from Victoria University of Wellington and is currently a lecturer at Hunan University of Technology and Business. His recent books of translation include Zero Distance: New Poetry from China (Tinfish Press) and Dai Weina’s Loving You at the Speed of a Snail Traveling around the World (Cold Hub Press).