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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Yang Li



Yang Li was born in Chengdu in 1962, started writing in 1980, and helped usher in China’s third generation of poets. He has produced a large body of work over the last decade, including the collections Five Red Apples, Seeking Wang Juhua, and Mistakes. Yang Li is known for initiating the hugely influential Not-Not poetry movement.