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