Yuan Changming



Author's Bio

Yuan Changming (real name: Wuming Yuan) grew up in a remote village, began to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age 19 and published several monographs on translation before leaving China. With a PhD in English from the University of Saskatchewan, Yuan currently lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan at poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include 10-time Pushcart nominations, 8 chapbooks, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry: Tenth Anniversary Edition, Best New Poem Online, and publications in more than 1,700 literary outlets across 45 countries. Occasionally, Yuan blogs at yuanspoetry.blogspot.ca.

Publications & Prizes

Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English: Tenth Anniversary Edtion (Tightrope Books, 2017)
Best Canadian Poetry in English (2009, 12, 14) (Tightrope Books, 2014)
Literary Review of Canada
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Poetry Salzburg Review
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The Font
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Prizes won: 

1.     “Extraordinary Poem Award (2012),” offered by The Sons of Camus Writers International for my long poem “Chinese Legends Modernized”

2.     “Hall of Fame Certificate (2013),” presented by Torrid Literature Publishing Group for my poem “Me & Sand,” [link::http://torridliterature.com/2013_Members... 

3.      “The International Best Poet (2014),” co-certified by Int’l Poetry Translation and Research Center, the World Poets Quarterly, and Chinese Poetry Int’l.

4. “the Extraordinary Poem Writing Award (2017),” offered by The Sons of Camus Writers International for my poetry collection China Theme.

5. “The 2018 Naji Naaman’s Literary (Honour) Prize (for complete work),” offered by the Lebanon-based Naji Naaman Fund as a life-long Honorary Member of Maison Naaman pour la Culture

6. "Jodi Stutz Award in Poetry" (2020), offered by Toyon Literary Magazine (HSU)

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Last update: Jul 22, 2020