Chi Lingyun

Chi Lingyun uses her position as a news editor in Wenzhou to gather material and inspiration for her poetry. Well-known for her active poetry blog, much of her work directly confronts the political and emotional reality contemporary Chinese citizens face. There is also an understated feminist theme running through her work, which expresses itself in a variety of potent ways. With the exception of one feature in Chinese Literature Today, Chi Lingyun is largely unknown in the English-speaking world.