Jidi Majia, a member of the Yi ethnic minority, was born in June 1961 in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in China’s southwest. One of the most prominent poets in China, Jidi Majia has earned an international reputation, with poems published in dozens of countries and regions and translated into over 30 languages. He has won national and international awards including the Third China Poetry Prize, Guo Moruo Literature Prize, Zhuang Zhongwen Literary Prize, Sholokhov Memorial Prize, Rou Gang Literary Prize, Poland’s 2017 Ianicius Prize, the Xu Zhimo Poetry and Art Festival (King’s College, Cambridge) Lifetime Achievement Award, and Poland’s Tadeusz Miciński “PHOENIX” International Expressionism Award. Since 2007 he has founded a series of poetry events including the Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival, Qinghai Intl Poets Tent Forum, Xichang Qionghai Poets Week and Chengdu International Poetry Week. He currently serves as Vice President of the China Writers’ Association.