Ming Di

Ming Di is a poet from China, author of six poetry collections in Chinese and one in collaborative English translation, River Merchant’s Wife (Marick Press, 2012). She is the editor of New Cathay—Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Tupelo, 2013) and co-translator of Empty Chairs (Graywolf, 2015).

  • I was struck by one of the poems Liu Xia released a few days before her husband, Liu Xiaobo, died of cancer as a political prisoner in China. One line in particular hovered in my dreams until one morn...
  • What One Leaf Tells
    What One Leaf Tells In the wind, questions to heaven bang the white poplar. Answers fracture – a thousand white leaves. A thousand blameless mouths. A thousand. Ten thousand colorless excuses; I pi...

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