Shu Buyu – A Portfolio of Poetry – translated by Mimi Chang


Shu Buyu (1981) is an emerging star in central China. Born in the rural Qianjing, Hubei province, birth name Yang Jumei, Shu Buyu started writing poetry in 2012 and soon published two books of poems,Youthful Travel and Growing Out of the Cornfield. She won the 2014 Ten Best Young Internet Poets, the 2017 Yangtze River Young Poet Award, 2017 Yangtze River Journal Literature Award, 2018 Chen Zi-Ang Poetry Award, 2019 Qu Yuan Art Award and 2022 Yangtze Literature Award. Her pen name “Shu Buyu” means “silent millet”.

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.