Liang Ping, has published ten books of poetry, notably Selected Poems by Liang Ping and Family Tree. His collection of essays is titled under some famous quote by Confucius Uttering over the Riverbank. His poetic reviews include Posture of Reading. He is currently the vice director of Poetry Committee of China's Writers' Association, vice chairman of Sichuan Province Writers' Association, chairman of Chengdu Federation of Arts and Letters, and President of Chinese Poetry Research Institute of Sichuan University.
Jin Zhong, pen name of Jone Guo, born in Harbin, China in 1962. In 1989, he graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University and got his master's degree in English and American Literature. In 1991, he came to the United States and has been residing in California. Recent works: The Caravan: Contemporary Chinese Poetry, an anthology translated from the Chinese. Snow Does Not Care, a selection of Jin Zhong's Poems from 1981-2018。
The world would be good if
There were no platforms.
So many sad farewells
So much cold autumn wind and rain
Wouldn't be pictured.
The nightfall cannot block my sight,
Cannot block sorrows from rolling in.
Your ticket points afar,
A whole city swings in your hand.
Yet another hand
Holds onto the platform—
My heart already weeps.
The platform scraped into another ticket
In my tightly closed palm.
I cannot go afar with you，
That faraway place does not admit
My platform pass.
There, my arrival will be restricted,
And here, your departure is on time.
Farewell at platform is so cruel,
The sadness after this
Will fill up all my future days.
A flower opens and closes
In the wilderness
With ample diligence I watch it
Or lie down—
My body adhering to its soil
So as to cut away any unfamiliar spaces
Which divide time into days of sorrows
Then I opt to walk away
When the flower is in full bloom
Far enough so I can turn back：
My eyes couldn't turn aside
Couldn't resist its glory
Yet the only acquisition
Is a severe wound
Wrapped up in my body