CHEN Xianfa  陳先發


Chen Xianfa was born in 1967 in Anhui and graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai in 1989. He has published several books of poetry, including Death in Springtime (1994), A Past Life (2005), The Heart of Writing Steles (2011), The Problem of Raising Cranes (Taiwan, 2015), and Crevice and Insight (2016), as well as the novel Soul-Stealing Opera (2006) and the essays Notes on Black Pond Dam (2014). He’s received well over a dozen domestic poetry prizes, including the October Poetry Prize, the 2008 Poet of the Year Award, and Fudan University’s Award for Literary Achievement. His works have been translated into English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Greek.