Yin Xiaoyuan

Yin Xiaoyuan( “殷晓媛” in Chinese) is an avant-garde, crossover epic poet as well as a multi-genre & multilingual writer, founder of Encyclopedic Poetry School (est. 2007), initiator of Hermaphroditic Writing Movement since 2014.

Yin Xiaoyuan graduated from Beijing International Studies University. She is a member of Writers’ Association of China, Translators’ Association of China and Poetry Institute of China. She has published 11 books including 5 poetry anthologies: Ephemeral Memories(Dazhong literature & art publishing, 2010), Beyond the Tzolk’in (China Federation of Literary and Art Publishing House, 2013), Avant-garde Trilogy(Tuanjie Publishing House, 2015) , Agent d’ensemencement des nuages (Encyclopedic Poetry School’ 10th Anniversary Series)(Beiyue Literature & Art Publishing House, 2017), and Cloud Seeding Agent (Pinyon Publishing, USA; nominated for “National Translation Award” of American Literary Translator’s Association and “Four Quartets Award” of Poetry Society Of America); and 6 translations, including The Ruby in Her Navel (Tsinghua University Press, 2014) by Booker Prize winner Barry Unsworth, a translation of contemporary New York poet/artist Bill Wolak’s poetry anthology Become a River (New Feral, 2018), two novels from Japanese and a haiku anthology. T.V.Petrusenko, Head of Acquisition Department, National Library of Russian, referred to the works by Encyclopedic Poetry School as “a new trend of contemporary Chinese poetry”, and Glennys Reyes Tapia, Head of Collection Department, BNPHU, described them as “bibliographical treasure of their (Chinese) culture”.

She wrote 18 epics (which add up to a total of 70 thousand lines) and 24 volumes of encyclopedic poems.

Her works were published in 30+ languages and published home and abroad, including The New Humanist, The Poet(UK), Comhar(Ireland), Chicago Review, Madswirl, Pinyon Review, Contrapuntos (USA), Poesia, L'Ulisse, La Macchina Sognante, Argo, Rivista Letteraria (Italy), La Libélula Vaga, Aullido, La Revista Áurea(Spain), Poesía÷Neón(Mexico), Diastixo, ENEKEN(Greece), Literarische Blätter, Munich Literature(Germany), Recours au poème, Revue A(France), Buenos Aires Poetry, Revista Excéntrica(Argentina), Adelaide(Portugal), Obelisk(Albania), Лиterraтура, Новая Литература(Russia), etc. Her works have been included in the international poetry anthology Caminos sin fronteras(Spain), Spring's Blue Ribbon(Hamburg, Germany), ACANTO(Portugal), etc. She is one of the cover poets of Revista Conexão Literatura(Brazil). Her works have been broadcast in “Namaashoum”(Canada), “RTV Slovenija”(Slovenia) and “Radio Timișoara”(Romania). She also co-edited “POESÍA SIN FRONTERAS VII--Antología de poesía chino-española” with Jaime B. Rosa (Olelibros, 2021).

She has travelled around China by her own, challenging mountains including Mount Huang, Mount Hua, Mount Heng (Hunan) and Mount Tai, which she summited on foot.

She is also editor and visual designer of “Encyclopedic Poetry School A.I. Papercube” (10th Anniversary Special Edition) , “12th Anniversary Poetry Photography Manuscripts Album” and “2020 Yearbook: Poetry Photography”, “2020 Deluxe Version: Poetry Photography Manuscripts Album”, and “2020 ‘Hymn to Poetry’: Online International Poetry Festival CD Album”; director and visual designer of “12th Anniversary Poetry ╳Tea Deluxe Gift Set” and “12th Anniversary Commemorative Medallions”. She also directs “Encyclopedic Poetry School Creative Writing & Integrated Art Workshop”, organizing poets, writers, dramatists, musicians and visual/installation/photography/calligraphy artists for cultural projects.