Zhang Er, born in Beijing, is the author of five collections of poetry in Chinese, most recently Morning, Not Yet (Showwe, 2015). Her selected poems appeared in two bilingual collections, So Translating Rivers and Cities and Verses on Bird (Zephyr Press). She co-edited and participated in the translation of the bilingual volume Another Kind of Nation: an Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman House Publishers). She also wrote opera libretti in English for American composers including Moon in the Mirror (with Stephen Dembski, premiered in 2015 in NYC) and Fiery Jade Cai Yan (with Greg Youtz, premiered in 2016 in Tacoma, WA).

Zhang Er is a contributor to Nerve Lantern issue 10.


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