Zhai Yongming

Zhai Yongming (born 1955) is a Chinese poet from Chengdu. After being sent away for two years during the Cultural Revolution to do manual labor in the countryside, she returned to Chengdu. In 1981 she began to publish her poems. Poem cycles by her hand are 'Women', which was followed by such sequences as 'Jing'an Village', 'Life in This World', and 'The Designs of Death'. Her poetry collections include Women, Above All the Roses, Collected Poems of Zhai Yongming and Plain Songs in the Dark Night. She has been invited to international conferences and poetry festivals in several countries in Europe, and has lived in the United States from 1990-1992.


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