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Changming Yuan

Author's Bio

Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman(2009) and Politics and Poetics (2009), grew up in an impoverished village in central southern China, started to learn the English alphabet at the age of 19 in Shanghai, and published several monographs before moving to Canada as an international student. With a PhD in English from the University of Saskatchewan, Changming currently works as a private tutor in Vancouver; his poetry appears in more than 600 literary journals/anthologies across 25 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009, 2012), BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, In Other Words, Istanbul Literary Review, Kwani?, LiNQ, London Magazine, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Kanto, Poetry Salzburg Review, SAND, Saraba Magazine, Taj Mahal Review and Two Thirds North. Together with his teenager poet son Allen Qing Yuan, Changming edits and publishes Poetry Pacific at poetrypacific.blogspot.ca.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope Books, 2012), Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope Books, 2009)
Journals:
Barrow Street, Exquisite Corpse, Linq, Literary Review of Canada, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Salzburg Review, SAND, Taj Mahal Review, The London Magazine, Two Thirds North
Prizes:
- 'Extraordinary Poem Award' for my long poem titled 'Chinese Legends Modernized,' conferred by the Sons of Camus Writers International Journal (2012)

Changming Yuan Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Spillway (Issue 19) by Susan Terris (editor), Understanding Poetry by Walter Kalaidjian (editor)
Favorite Books:
None in particular.
Favorite Authors:
John Keats, Lorna Crozier, Li Bai, Su Dongpo, Mao Zedong

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: January 30, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Chinese American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
songzi
Raised in:
songzi

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