Canaan Morse

Canaan Morse

Canaan Morse is a poet and translator. His translation of Ge Fei’s novel The Invisibility Cloak (NYRB Classics Series 2016) won the Susan Sontag Prize for Translation, and his translation of Ge Fei’s award-winning novel Peach Blossom Paradise is forthcoming from NYRB in 2020. Morse’s translations of Chinese prose and poetry by Yang Xiaobin, Tang Siu Wa, He Qifang, and others have been published in multiple journals, including The Kenyon Review, The Baffler, and Asymptote Journal. Morse was co-founder and Poetry Editor for the literary journal Pathlight: New Chinese Writing for four years. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Literature at Harvard University.
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