Yuan Changming



At the same height of

Every rocky mountain

Above all seasonal change

You are widely cut open


As if to bite a whole patch of

Sky from heaven

With rows of rows of

Whale-like teeth


Yuan Changming started to learn English at age 19 and published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan and hosts Happy Yangsheng in Vancouver; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, Best of the Best Canadian PoetryBestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1,409 others across 41 countries.