Hu Xuan, poet, essayist, editor in chief of the Yangtze Journal. Books of poetry and essays include: Rain, Empty Stairway, The Man Who Can Never Return Home, Lake and River Vegetables. He’s the recipient of China’s major poetry awards: Poetry, Stars, Writing, Fragrant Grasses, October Literary Award, Lu Xun Literary Award and others.
Dr. Ping Wang came from Shanghai, earned her BA in 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’s 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.