Feng Na was born in Lijiang, Yunnan in 1985. Her poems appeared in a lot of major poetry journals and anthologies. She is one of the ten avant-garde poets born in 1980's . She has published a book of poetry and received 2012 Pentium Poetry Prize.
Hua Wei, born in 1972, a poetry translator who graduated from Nanjing University in 1994 and now works in a vocational and technical college. He began to translate poetry since 2005 and has translated many poems for poets in China and other countries.
In Yunnan, everyone speaks more than three languages
one commands the clouds to take desired shapes
one calls up mushrooms when lost in the pines
another makes elephants halt under plantains and submit to well water
well water that has the face of peacock-green
in some tribal chief's home long ago another sound was made
backs to the stars they danced barefoot
those spruces and felworts moved farther and farther away
glaciers stirred by their confused chatter
trickled down a forgotten dialect--Jinsha River
no one understands, but there are those who trail it