Li Shaojun – A Portfolio of Poetry – translated by Meifu Wang


Li Shaojun was born in Xiangxiang, Hunan Province in 1967. He earned a B.A. in journalism  from Wuhan University in 1989, and has published sixteen books including five poetry collections: Book of Nature, Book of Grass Roots, Book of the Sea and the Sky, and Let Us Do Something for Spring. Li Shaojun is known in China as Nature Poet. He serves as the editor-in-chief of China’s Poetry Journal (Beijing).

Meifu Wang is the founder, editor and translator of 21st Century Chinese Poetry.  Born in Taiwan, Meifu Wang earned a B.A. in foreign languages and world literature from National Taiwan University.  Her poetry has appeared in various Chinese literary magazines, in Seattle-area newspapers, and in Denver Quarterly. Meifu received a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship for Chinese poetry translation for a residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2013. Meifu lives in London.