Photograph by Star Black
|Zhang Er was born in Beijing, China and moved to the United States
in 1986. The full length collections of her poetry Seen, Unseen
was published by QingHai Publishing House of China in 1999 and Water Words
was published by New World Poetry Press in 2002. Her poems have also appeared
in English in many poetry journals. Her chapbooks in translation, Winter
Garden (Goats and Compasses), Verses on Bird (Jensen/Daniels)
and The Autumn of Gu Yao (Spuyten Duyvil), Cross River. Pick
Lotus (Belladonna Books), Carved Water (Tinfish Press) were
published in recent years.
Verses on Bird, Zhang Er ‘s selected
poems in Chinese and English bilingual edition was published from Zephyr
Press in summer of 2004. She has read and lectured at international festivals,
conferences, reading series and universities in China, France, Portugal,
Russia, Peru, Singapore and Hong Kong, and in US. Her work has been translated
into Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese besides English.
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