Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Chosen by poet and translator, Ming Di, 100 Chinese poems by writers of many ethnicities—Yi, Manchu, Tibetan, Mongolian and others—are translated by Ming Di, Kerry Shawn Keys, Gregory Pardlo, Kevin Young, Tracy K. Smith, and others. Introduced by John Yau.
Ming Di (penname of Mindy Zhang) was born and grew up in China. Author of six collections of original poetry in Chinese and one in English translation, RIVER MERCHANT'S WIFE (Marick Press, 2012), she also translates poetry and literary essays from English into Chinese. She has co-translated (with Neil Aitken) The Book of Cranes (Tupelo Press). Ming Di lives in Los Angeles. Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA