Pascale Petit was born in Paris and grew up in France and Wales. Her latest collection, What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren), was shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize, Wales Book of the Year, and was a book of the year in the Observer. She tutors at Tate Modern and has travelled to China three times, recently for a translation fellowship at Fudan University.
Xiao Kaiyu was born in 1960 in Sichuan province, and trained and worked as a doctor of Chinese medicine. His three collections are: Wild Pleasures at the Zoo, The Sweetness of Learning and Poems from Xiao Kaiyu. He has founded three underground poetry magazines in China. In recent years he has taught Chinese literature at universities in Kaifeng and Shanghai where he currently lives.
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