Meet the Poet
Yuan Changming, eight-time Pushcart nominee and author of five chapbooks--including The Origin of Letters (2015)—is the world's most widely published poetry author who speaks Chinese but writes in English. Growing up in a remote village, Yuan began to learn the English alphabet at 19, and published several monographs on translation before moving to Canada as an international student. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently co-edits Poetry Pacific and runs PP Press with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Since mid-2005, Changming has been published in over 1,000 literary publications across 34 countries, including Best Canadian Poetry (2009,12,14), BestNewPoemsOnline, Cincinnati Review and Threepenny Review. Read.