Song Lin  

(1959) – Mainland China

Song Lin was born in Xiamen, Fujian in 1959. He graduated from East China Normal University in Shanghai in 1983 and in 1991 moved to France to pursue graduate work in Far Eastern Studies at Université Paris Diderot. He has since lived in Singapore and Argentina. He has taught at various universities in China since 2003, and currently writes and paints full-time. His poetry collections include City Dwellers (Collected Works, 1987), Vestibule (2000), Fragments and Farewell Songs (2006), The City Wall and the Setting Sun (2007), Visiting Mr. Dai on Snowy Nights (2015), and Oral Message (2015). His essay collections include Continuous Approaches to Moving Icebergs and Orpheus Looks Back (2014). With the poet Zhang Zao, he edited the anthology Blank Etudes (2002). He is an editor for the journals Today and Reading Poetry, and serves on the editorial board of Contemporary International Poetry. He is a recipient of the Rotterdam International Poetry Award, the Shanghai Literature Magazine Award, and the Dong Dangzi Poetry Award.

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