Yang Xiaobin is a poet, scholar, and photographer. Born in Shanghai, China, he earned a Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from Yale University and taught at the University of Mississippi for many years before accepting a position at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Widely recognized as one of the most important Chinese-language poets of the last thirty years, Yang has published several collections, including Through the Sun Belt (1994), Scenery And Plot (2008), To the Sea’s Nest (2010), and Showering Lessons (2018). His poetry invokes postmodernism as satirical power and attempts to articulate the genuine through verbal play.
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