“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Cai Shiping

蔡世平

Born in Hunan in 1955, Cai Shiping has dedicated himself to the ci form of poetry. In addition to his own works he has edited anthologies, managed websites, and published essays about this traditional lyric form. Ci poems originated in the Tang dynasty and are written to fixed “song templates” which define the line length and placement of rhyme and tone.

 

Original Works

Poems (6)