Jeffrey Yang is the author of the poetry collections Hey, Marfa, Vanishing-Line, and An Aquarium (Winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award). He is the translator of Bei Dao’s autobiography City Gate, Open Up, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s June Fourth Elegies, Ahmatjan Osman’s Uyghurland, the Farthest Exile, and Su Shi’s East Slope. He is the editor of the poetry anthologies Birds, Beasts, and Seas and Time of Grief, as well as a volume of Walt Whitman’s poetry and prose, The Sea Is a Continual Miracle.
Yang was a 2017–2018 DAAD artist-in-residence in Berlin. He works as an editor for New Directions and New York Review Books, and lives in Beacon, NY.