Ling Yu – IPNHK 2011

Ling Yu
Ling Yu 零雨
Taiwan 台灣

Ling Yu was born in Taipei. She received her BA in Chinese from National Taiwan University and her MA in East Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She was the chief editor of Modern Poetry from 1986 to 1992. She co-founded the Poetry Now Club in 2001. She was a visiting scholar at the Department of English, Harvard University, 1991. She won the National Poet of the Year Award in 1993 for her poem ‘An Acrobat Family’. In 2004, she was invited to the Rotterdam International Poetry Festival. Currently she teaches at National Yilan University. Ling Yu has published six books of poems, including Series on a City (1990), Names Lost on a Map (1992), An Acrobat Family (1996), Collected Songs of Winter Trees (1999), Recountings of the Hometown (2006), I Am Heading for You (2010). Ling Yu is deeply inspired by Chinese history, philosophy and mythology, from which she freely draws her material. Her poetry both describes and reflects the complexity of human existence.


零雨,臺灣臺北人,臺大中文系畢業,美國威斯康辛大學東亞語文碩士。1991年哈佛大學訪問學者。曾任《現代詩》主編,並為《現在詩》創社發起人之一。

1993年她以〈特技家族〉一詩,獲得年度詩獎。2004年她應邀參加鹿特丹國際詩歌節,現任教於宜蘭大學。

著有詩集:《城的連作》(1990)、《消失在地圖上的名字》(1992)、《特技家族》(1996)、《木冬詠歌集》(1999)、《關於故鄉的一些計算》(2006)、《我正前往你》(2010)等。

零雨的詩往往從歷史、哲學、神話中取材,反映了人類生存的處境。