Hai Zi & Ye Chun

This Thoreauís Got Brains
Wheat Field and Poet

Hai Zi was born and raised in a farming village in Anhui Province. When he was fifteen he passed the entrance exam to the prestigious Beijing University, and at twenty, he started teaching philosophy and art theory at China University of Political Science and Law. Between 1984 and 1989, he wrote about 200 poems and several epics. He committed suicide in March 1989 by laying himself on a railroad track at Beijing Shanhaiguan. His books published posthumously in China include Earth (1990), Works of Hai Zi and Luo Yihe (1991), Poems of Hai Zi (1995), The Complete Works of Hai Zi (1997), Hai Zi (2006), Selected Works of Hai Zi (2006), and Poetry of Hai Zi (2007).

Ye Chun has published one book of poetry, Travel over Water (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2005). Her poems and translations have appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review, The Bitter Oleander, Indiana Review, New Letters, Poetry International, Subtropics, Web Conjunctions, and others. For more information, see http://www.blissfultimes.ca.