is a screenwriter. He also writes poetry，prose and novels，a believer in art.
Nuanyang (Warm Sun)
is a flight attendant of 18 years old forever, loves blue sky and white clouds, poetry, breath! She flies to all beautiful places.
is a mechanical engineer with MBA degree, a lawyer, and a poet.
was born in Shanghai and came to USA in 1986. She is the founder and director of the Kinship of Rivers project, an international project that builds kinship among the people who live along the Mississippi, Yangtze, Ganges and Amazons Rivers through exchanging gifts of art, poetry, stories, music, dance and food. She paddles along the Yangtze and Mississippi River and its tributaries, giving poetry and art workshops along the river communities, making thousands of flags as gifts and peace ambassadors between the Mississippi and the Yangtze Rivers.
Her publications include My Name Is Immigrant, poetry, Hang Loose Press 2020, Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, 2017 AWP creative non-fiction award, University of Georgia Press 2018, Ten Thousand Waves, poetry from Wings Press, 2014, American Visa (short stories, 1994), Foreign Devil (novel, 1996), Of Flesh and Spirit (poetry, 1998), The Magic Whip (poetry, 2003), The Last Communist Virgin (stories, 2007), all from Coffee House, New Generation: Poetry from China Today, 1999 from Hanging Loose Press, Flash Cards: Poems by Yu Jian, co-translation with Ron Padgett, 2010 from Zephyr Press. Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China (2000, University of Minnesota Press, 2002 paperback by Random House) won the Eugene Kayden Award for the Best Book in Humanities. The Last Communist Virgin won 2008 Minnesota Book Award and Asian American Studies Award.
She had many multi-media solo exhibitions: “We Are Water: Kinship of Rivers” a one-month exhibition that brought 100 artists from the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers to celebrate water (Soap Factory, 2014), “Behind the Gate: After the Flooding of the Three Gorges” at Janet Fine Art Gallery(2007), “All Roads to Lhasa” at Banfill-Lock Cultural Center(2008), “Kinship of Rivers” at the Soap Factory(2011, 12), Great River Museum in Illinois(2012), Fireworks Press at St. Louis(2012), Great River Road Center at Prescott (2012), Wisconsin, Emily Carr University in Vancouver(2013), University of California Santa Barbara(2013), and many other places.
She collaborated with the British filmmaker Isaac Julien on Ten Thousand Waves, a film installation about the illegal Chinese immigration in London, the composer and musician Bruce Bolon, Alex Wand (Grammy award winner), Gao Hong, etc..
She is the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council of the Arts, Minnesota State Arts Board, the Bush Artist Fellowship, Lannan Foundation Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and the McKnight Artist Fellowship. She received her Distinct Immigrant Award in 2014, and Venezuela International Poet of Honor in 2015.
Wang Ping taught creative writing as Professor of English at Macalester College for 21 years, and is now a Professor Emerita.
The need for poetry
Let’s say goodbye so we can meet again
I choose you
And the need for music
Reunion is as good as meeting first time
Because you look like your childhood
The need for Holderlin and Heidegger
Laughing bashfully, I don’t know what to do
So I tear a page from the homework book
The need to make a mud wall
I don’t know where to look, my heart is tied
So I paint myself in secret
Pound and Chinese characters—needed for poetry
I want to say goodbye, to forget everything
This impulse for war, PC, Tolstoy
I’ll say hi before I leave
Is mommy tiptoeing towards my door?
Why this need to build a castle with words?
Your smile dazzles me
The emperor is pushed under the Great Wall
We say nothing, just look at each other and smile
Even if I don’t have time to crumble you into a ball
This need for speaking
I want to leave you, without goodbye
To toss you into a trashcan
My need to hallucinate
Unexpected, here in some corner, some street, some city
No big deal
I’m free outside the castle
Have we met, I ask
I’m a girl who smokes
With a need to imitate Tchaikovsky
Shall we finish our life journey together?
I’m not a girl who practices calligraphy only
I’m still here, did you guess I have you in my heart?
I’m not a demure, obedient girl
My limbs are strong enough to climb stars
When I’m gone, who’ll ride shotgun?
I can’t stand like a flower, dressed in skirt
I want to explore the world, will this dream come true?
Are you my 50 year old self-portrait?