Poems translated by Ming Di

Ming Di is a Chinese poet living in the US with six books of poetry published in China. She occasioanly writes in English and translates both ways with publication of four books in Chinese translation including Observations by Marianne Moore (2018). She co-translated with Jennifer Stern Empty Chairs – Poems by Liu Xia (Graywolf Press, 2015) which was a finalist for the 2016 BTBA. She edited and co-translated New Cathay: Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Tupelo Press, 2013) and New Poetry from China 1917–2017 (Black Square Editions, 2019). She received the Lishan Poetry Award (for translation) in China in 2021.

  • Story of My Species

    first she was in the ocean