Lan Hua

from Chinese Literature Today (

Lan Hua is the pen name for Joe Lamport, a poet and translator of classical Chinese poetry. You can read more of his translation work online at the The Tang Spirit Network, of which he is a co-founder. Lan Hua has also recently completed a book-length translation of Wu Cheng En's epic The Adventures of Monkey King, the first chapter of which was published in the January 2012 edition of InTranslation. In addition to his translations of Chinese poetry, Joe Lamport writes his own contemporary poetry, much of which is available online at He also maintains a blog for his current work in progress, The Life and Times of Richard Musto.