Yu Xiaozhong (1965-) was born in the rural area of Qichun county in eastern Hubei. He graduated from Beijing Broadcasting Institute in 1986 and has worked for Hubei Radio Station since then. He started writing poetry in college and has won a number of prizes such as the 2003 Chinese Poetry Prize awarded jointly by the Star Poetry Monthly and Poetry Monthly, the third Yangtze River Poetry Prize, the twelfth October Literary Prize in 2015，the fifth West Literary Prize in 2018.
Ou Shilin is a prolific writer of poetry, short stories and essays. He is the author of two poetry anthologies Scenes of Incidents and Tell Me About Jerusalem. Being bilingual, Ou also writes and publishes English poems in countries like UK, USA and Australia.
Never ask the silent people
The cause of their silence.
An early riser sees the quiet snow
falling silence last night, without a sound.
The blind live in their own world
We are in the dark and them in the light
I regret having taken a photo
With a blind girl; her obedience was like snow
falling on deep ocean. I should have done
no more than bowing to her