Poet and editor Yang Ke was born in 1957 in Guangxi province. He is a prominent representative of the “folk writing” movement in China. Since 1985, he has published ten poetry collections and three essay collections. His works have been included in more than 300 poetry anthologies and translated into English, Japanese, German, Korean, and Indonesian. He has lectured at a dozen colleges and over a hundred schools, and won numerous awards. He now lives in Guangzhou, where he serves as the Vice President of the Guangdong Writers’ Association.