Born in 1962 at Yimengshan Mountain of Shandong Province, Wang Guilin began writing in 1980s. He has won the 4th Long Poem Prize, the 2nd Boao International Poetry Prize, the 1st Seoul International Poetry Prize and the 2021 Bangladesh Sahitto International Poetry Prize. He attended the Satu Mare International Poetry Festival in Romania and the Havana International Poetry Festival in Cuba. He has published several books of poetry.
A master of English Linguistics & Literature, Qi Fengyan was born in Kangping, Liaoning province. She is the Vice Director of the Poetry Education Center of the Olympic Cup Contests. She is a member of the Writers' Association of Liaoning Province, a member of the Chinese Poetry Society, and a director of the Bai Jvyi Poetry Research Society. She is the chief translator of the International Bilingual Publication Project of Chinese Poetry Series and the Chinese Children's Poetry Project. She is also the chief translator of Chinese Poetry. She is a guest editor of The Rendition of International Poetry. She has won the Second Prize of the 2018 China Prose Annual Conference, and the 2019 Western Prose Association Critic Award.
I say it is sufficient that I have such a bench.
It is sufficient that the sun shines on the bench.
A salty wind from the sea blows
The bench and me who is sitting on it.
It is sufficient.
I do not need any road.
All the roads I have traveled tired me.
Nor do I need any future.
Ho, the future of life.
Upon thinking of it,
I see ships in the distance rumble past,
Surfers, at one minute, rush up revolving on the top of waves,
At another minute, fall between them.
I love the calm of the old age as I love the excitement of the youth.
On a bench, I can sit for the whole afternoon.
On a bench, I can sit for the rest of the life.