'One of the great poets of our time' - Michael Hofmann'Bei Dao's genius and his menace consist in a seamless merging of metaphor and politics; his is a guerrilla battle fought at the level of language' - Nate Johnson, Chicago Tribune
About the Author
Bei Dao was born in 1949, and was first nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1993. His other collections in English and published by Anvil are 'The August Sleepwalker' (1988), 'Old Snow' (1992) and 'Forms of Distance' (1994).David Hinton studied Chinese at Cornell University. As well as two of Bei Dao's Anvil collections, he has translated 'The Selected Poems of Tu Fu' (1990) and 'The Selected Poems of Li Po' (1998), both also published by Anvil. He lives in Vermont.