Aaron Crippen has brought forth with keen poetic acuity and marvelous sympathy all the seasons of Gu Cheng's poetry. -- Edward Hirsch, President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
About the Author
Regarded as China's finest contemporary poet, Gu Cheng (1956-1993) has captivated readers worldwide.
Translator and poet Aaron Crippen lectured for six years at Shanghai International Studies University and Jilin University in Changchun, China. His translations of Gu Cheng's work received the American Translators Association Student Award in 2001.
Hai Bo, an artist living in Beijing, has exhibited at the 2001 Venice Biennale, the Arles Recontres de la Photographie in 2003, and the Max Protech Gallery in New York in 2004.