Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Photography. A bilingual career-spanning selection of poems by Wang Yin, translated by Andrea Lingenfelter. With GHOSTS CITY SEA, Wang Yin and Lingenfelter have assembled three sets of poems written between 1987 and 2015 that showcase the depth and breadth of a cosmopolitan poet whose work ranges through his native Shanghai and outward to achieve a unique synthesis of influences and insights across cultures and eras, both Chinese and otherwise. This edition features a set of Wang Yin's photographs, documenting both his travels and Shanghai's contemporary art scene.
Wang Yin, born in Shanghai, emerged in the 1980s as one of a vital new generation of poets who pushed experimentation in new directions, grounding work drawing inspiration from both avant-garde movements abroad and the possibilities inherent in the Chinese language in everyday experience. His selected poems were published in China in 2005, and his 2015 collection Limelight won two of China's top poetry prizes. He works as a columnist and reporter at Southern Weekly, China's leading liberal newspaper, covering culture and the arts. His art criticism and interviews with artists have been collected in three volumes in China, and his own photography—often work documenting his engagement with contemporary art, artists and writers—continues to gain exposure in galleries and publications internationally.Author City: SHANGHAI CHI