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Changming Yuan

Author's Bio

Changming Yuan (real name: Wuming Yuan), 8-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman(2009) and Politics and Poetics (2009), grew up in an impoverished village, became an ESL student at 19 in Shanghai, and published several monographs before leaving China. With a PhD in English from the University of Saskatchewan, Changming currently tutors in Vancouver; Probably the world's most widely published poetry author who speaks Mandarin but writes English, Yuan has poetry appearing in more than 900 literary journals/anthologies across 30 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009, 2012, 2014), BestNewPoemsOnline, In Other Words, Istanbul Literary Review, Kwani?, LiNQ, London Magazine, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Kanto, Poetry Salzburg Review, SAND, Saraba Magazine, Taj Mahal Review, Threepenny Review and Two Thirds North. Together with 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:
Exquisite Corpse, Linq, Literary Review of Canada, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Salzburg Review, SAND, Taj Mahal Review, The London Magazine, The Threepenny Review, 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

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: September 7, 2014

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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