Yi Sha is the penname of Wu Wenjian. Born in Chengdu, Sichuan province in 1966, he attended university in Beijing and now teaches in the Chinese Department of Xi’an Foreign Languages University. A prolific writer, he has produced over twenty collections of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction prose, including several volumes of criticism. Well-known poetry collections include Starve The Poet! Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), The Train Crosses the Yellow River, Corner of the World, and Ecstasy. Recently, his Weibo channel New Poetry Canon, which introduces one poem by a young Chinese poet every day, has attracted considerable attention within China. He and his wife have co-translated over eighty foreign poets into Chinese. He has been a guest at international poetry festivals in Sweden, the Netherlands, England, and Macedonia.