Chen Li


Chen Li (陳黎, 1954- ) was born in Hualien, Taiwan. Regarded as ‘one of the most innovative and exciting poets writing in Chinese today’, he is the author of eleven books of poetry and a prolific prose writer and translator. With his wife Chang Fen-ling, he has translated into Chinese the works of many poets, such as Heaney, Hughes, Plath, Neruda, Paz, and Szymborska, and has published over a dozen volumes of translations. He is the organizer of the annual Pacific Poetry Festival in his hometown. His poems have been translated into several languages. Among the volumes are Intimate Letters: Selected Poems of Chen Li, translated into English by Chang Fen-ling.

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