Dai Weina

Dai Weina is a young Chinese poet, playwright and scholar who graduated from Oxford University. She has won several awards for her poetry including the 2014 Annual China Star Poetry University Award, the 2017 Pacific Poetry International Annual Poet’s Award, and was listed among the 2014 Modern Youth Annual Top 10 Poets. She has published several poetry collections, including My Parachute in Broken, Soul Gymnastics and Shield, and has translated books into Chinese, including Miklos Haraszti’s The Velvet Prison. She is editor of the poetry journal Lightyear and currently works for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.



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