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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Zi Xiao



Zi Xiao is Li Lei’s pen name. Born in Deyang, Sichuan province in 1988, she has been masquerading as a poet for three years. Her poems can be found scattered in various print and web venues. She currently resides in Beijing, where she works as an editor.