CHANGMING YUAN was born in central China and lives in Vancouver. Growing up in a remote village, he started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age nineteen and published monographs on translation before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English from the University of Saskatchewan, he currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan; his credits include nine Pushcart nominations, Best Canadian Poetry (2009; 2012; 2014), BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review, and 1309 others across 39 countries.