Ling Yu

Acclaimed Taiwanese poet Ling Yu ( 零雨 ) was born in Taipei in 1952. A visiting scholar at Harvard University in 1991, she is a co-founder of Poetry Now. Formerly the assistant chief editor of the World of Chinese Language and Literature and editor of Modern Poetry Quarterly, she has authored eight books of poetry. A bilingual edition A Tree Planted in Summer, translated by Fiona Sze-Lorrain, was recently published by Vif Éditions in France and released in Taiwan. Laureate of the 1993 Annual Poetry Award in Taiwan, she was a guest poet at the 2004 Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam and the 2011 International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong. Currently, she lectures at the National Ilan University.