Translation Workshop: Chinese Poems by Yu Youyou introduced by Dave Haysom
Born in 1990, Sichuanese poet Yu Youyou had already begun to earn critical attention before she turned sixteen, publishing dozens of poems in Poetry, Poetry Monthly and other prestigious publications in China. She studied business management and accounting in university, but never gave up on her long-standing passion for poetry and finally embraced her life’s calling upon graduation. She is now seen as a representative voice among the post-90’s generation, especially known for her mature voice and subtle treatment of modern femininity. Her collection Seven Years was published in 2012, and she currently lives in Chengdu.
Dave Haysom moved to Beijing in 2007 after graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Classical Literature and English. After first starting to translate Chinese short stories in 2012, He joined Pathlight magazine as joint managing editor in 2014, and in 2015 helped launch the Read Paper Republic project.