Lan Lan (1967-), aka. Hu Lanlan, is a renowned poet of Henan origin. She writes poetry, prose and plays, and she also write for children. She has authored more than 30 books, and garnered dozen literary prizes at home and abroad. The Ferry of the World and Back from Muse's Valley are her two poetry collections published in 2018.
Fan Jinghua, born in 1965, is a poet and translator. His poems have been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, France, Singapore and USA, and he has been invited to poetry festivals. He is a university lecturer and lives in Singapore.
I know how leaves shiver on the trees.
I know how wheat stems elongate. I know
The seeds in the soil break open the husk
Like coming out from the crotch of a woman.
I've seen cooking smoke rise from the mountain foot below Erlong Temple,
And the woods and crops change colors rapidly there.
Creek water flows over rocky bed in the valley,
Burbling and gurgling, the rippling is deeper and broader than night.
This introduces me the pain that I am ignorant of you.
I know I know.