Ming Di
Ming Di

Ming Di is a poet, translator and editor, born in China, currently living in USA, author of six collections of poetry in Chinese. Some of her poems have been translated into other languages: River Merchant’s Wife (Marick Press, USA, 2012), Luna fracturada (Valparaíso, Spain, 2014), Histoire de famille (Transignum, France, 2015) and Livre de sept vies (Recours au Poème éditeurs/France, 2015).

Ming Di went to Boston College and Boston University for graduate studies in linguistics before settling in California. She has translated four books of poetry/poetry criticism into Chinese and co-translated four volumes of poetry from Chinese into English, including The Book of Cranes (Vagabond Press 2015) and Empty Chairs (Graywolf Press 2015). She edited and co-translated New Cathay: Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Tupelo Press, co-published by the Poetry Foundation, 2013); received Henry Luce Foundation fellowships in 2013 and 2014; served as one of the four final judges of the national Poetry Out Loud in 2014; and co-curated China Focus at Poesiefestival Berlin in 2015.   

She is currently the China editor for Poetry International. 

© Ming Di

Selected bibliography

Selected Poems of Ming Di, Yangtze Art and Literature, China, 2010
River Merchant's Wife, Marick Press, USA, 2012
Luna fracturada, Valparaiso Ediciones, Spain, 2014
Histoire de famille, Transignum, France, 2015
Livre des sept vies, Recours Au Poème Éditeurs, France, 2015

The Writer as Migrant – Essays by Ha Jin, Linking Publishing, Taiwan, 2010
Missed Time – Poems by Ha Jin, Linking Publishing, Taiwan, 2011
Dancing in Odessa – Poems & Essays by Ilya Kaminsky, Shanghai Wenyi, China, 2013
Book of Crane – Poems by Zang Di, co-translator, Vagabond Press, Australia, 2015
Empty Chairs – Poems by Liu Xia, co-translator, Graywolf Press, USA, 2015


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