Lauded as one of the most important contemporary Chinese poets, Yang Jian was born in Anhui province in 1967. He paints in ink and leads a Buddhist life in Ma'anshan.
YE CHUN is a bilingual Chinese American writer and literary translator. Her debut story collection, Hao, was longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. She is also the author of two books of poetry, Travel Over Water and Lantern Puzzle; a novel in Chinese, Peach Tree in the Sea; and four volumes of translations. A recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and three Pushcart Prizes, she teaches at Providence College and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Paul B. Roth lives in upstate New York with the sculptor Georgina Heksch Roth. A graduate of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont from which he also earned his Masters Degree in Contemporary French Poetry, he has been the editor and publisher of The Bitter Oleander Press since 1976, publishing contemporary poetry and fiction in translation, along with essays and interviews of substance about poetry and the creative act in both full length books and as a Spring and Autumn issued magazine.
Gillian Parrish spent some early years in the UK, some later ones in China and South Asia, and now lives in the brick city of St. Louis, where she studied at Washington University and teaches as an assistant professor at Lindenwood University. Her first book of poems, OF RAIN AND NETTLES WOVE was published by Singing Horse Press in 2018. Her work has appeared in anthologies They Said: An Anthology of Collaborative Writing, Counter- Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene, and FAR VILLAGES: WELCOME ESSAYS FOR NEW & BEGINNER POETS (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). A chapbook, cold spell, is forthcoming from the DUSIE Kollektiv. She is also author of SUPERMOON (Singing Horse Press, 2020) and translated LONG RIVER (Tinfish Press, 2018).