Hei Feng is a poet and postmodern writer. His poetry collections include: Empty Pregnant, Ashes, and Two Nights for the Cat. His experiment novels include Butterfly Is Half of the Afternoon, The Man in the Land of Mi. His books of essays include The Bottom Line of Everything, and Existence: Flash. His work has been translated into English, French, Spanish and Romanian. In June 2016, he was invited to the 20th Argyes International Poetry Festival in Romania and won the “Special Honorary Award”. In May 2019, he was invited to the 6th Yassi International Poetry Festival and won the “Poet Award for the Historical Capital of Romania”. He served as a judge of Du Fu Poetry Award in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, the 4th Young Chinese Writers Award in China, the final judge of Beijing White Finch Award, the 3rd Ordos Poetry of Nadam and Sun Poetry Festival of China. He is a senior editor of a literary journal in Beijing and a visiting professor at Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics and Yangtze University.
Dr. Ping Wang comes from Shanghai. She earned her BA at Beijing University, PhD at NYU, published 15 books of poetry and prose: My Name Is Immigrant, Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, among others. She is the recipient of NEA, Bush, Lannan and McKnight Fellowships, director of Kinship of Rivers project. She’s also a dancer, photographer and installation artist. Her multi-media installations were shown at colleges, galleries, museums, river confluences and mountains around the world. She’s the Emerita Professor of Poetry, Macalester College.