Ouyang Jianghe was born in 1956 in Luzhou, Sichuan Province. He is a renowned Chinese poet, critic of poetry and culture and calligrapher and is Director of the publication Today and a professor at Beijing Normal University. Among his works published in the People’s Republic of China are 10 books of poetry — including Who Leaves and Who Stays, Such a learned hunger and Da shi da fei — and his collection of reviews and essays Standing on This Side of Fabrication. His works have also been published in German, English and French. Ouyang Jianghe is seen as the most remarkable representative of the Chinese New Poetry Movement since the 1980’s. His writing style and ideology on poetry display contemporary art characteristics and have generated a huge and ongoing impact on society. He was awarded the Chinese Literature Media Award in Poetry and the Xu Zhimo Poetry Prize.