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Qin Sanshu

Born in 1991 in Jiangsu Province, China, QIN Sanshu (originally named QIN Zhenyao) is the author of the poetry collection A Quarter of Wave (2019, Taipei), and has been editor of several literary magazines including Enclave (since 2014). He won the Rou-Gang poetry prize (2014), the Young Poets’ Awards from Poetry East West (2015) and from Yangtze River & Poetry Monthly (2016), the Annual Poets’ Award for Global Chinese College Students (2016), the Wei-Ming Poetry Prize from Peking University (2017) and the Zi-Jin Award from People’s Literature (2017), among others. As a translator for a dozen Anglophone and Francophone poets, QIN Sanshu’s most recently published translations include Yves Bonnefoy’s Les Planches Courbes and Le Corbusier’s Poème de l’Angle Droit. He co-founded “Libraire de Douve”, an independent publisher committed to promoting Chinese poetry among younger generations. Living in Paris, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in French literature at the École normale supérieure (ENS-Ulm), and teaches contemporary Chinese poetry at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO).