Zhao Si – IPNHK 2019 Special Guest

Zhao Si

Zhao Si, Chinese poet, essayist, translator, poetics scholar, editor, Ph.D.,  is the author or translator of 11 books, including White Crow (Poems, 2005), Gold-in-Sand Picker (Prose Poems, 2005), Disappearing, Recalling: 2009–2014 New Selected Poems (2016), which won the “2014 Major Support Project” by China Writers Association, Matchstick Man (New York, 2017, nominated for the 42nd Pushcart Poetry Prize), Zmiznutia a návraty (Bratislava, 2018, the first contemporary Chinese poet’s book published in Slovakia), two poetry books of Tomaž Šalamun (both 400+ pages each): Light-Blue-Pillow Tower (2014) and The Enormous Boiling Mouths of the Sun (2016), Edmond Jabès: Complete Poems (one of two translators, forthcoming, 2019), and selected work by others: Hart Crane (US), Ted Hughes (UK), Vladimir Holan (Czech), Yannis Ritsos(Greece), et al. Some of her poems have been translated into 16 languages and published worldwide. She is a frequent guest in poetry festivals held in Europe and Asia. She works for Poetry Periodical, a top poetry magazine in China and is the Executive Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious poetry translation series Contemporary International Poetry. She was awarded Polish Marii Konopnickiej Poetry Prize in 2012. Being an Orion Visiting Artist in University of Victoria, Canada in 2017. From 2017, she is the Vice-President of European Medal of Poetry and Art – HOMER. She lives in Beijing.