Wang Yin, born in Shanghai in 1962, started publishing poetry in the 1980s, becoming recognized as one of the foremost writers of the Third Generation, or post-Misty, poets. As an art critic and reporter for Southern Weekly, China’s leading liberal newspaper, he has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. His photography, often documenting his engagement with contemporary artists and writers, has been exhibited both in China and internationally. He has curated the international “Poetry Comes to the Museum” reading series at the Minsheng Museum in Shanghai since 2012, the longest running poetry series in the country. Wang Yin’s 2015 collection, Limelight, won two of China’s top poetry prizes, and his poetry has been translated into French, Japanese, Polish among other languages.