Poet and theatre scenographer, YI LU was born in Fujian in 1956. She is the author of five books of poetry, including the national award-winning titles, See (2004) and Using Two Seas (2009). Her fifth volume, Forever Lingering (2011), was newly published by the Cultural Art Press. She is known for her elegant and distilled lyrical voice. Her poetry honors include the Hundred Flowers Award for Literature and the Distinguished Literary Prize from the Fujian Province. Currently serving as a theatrical stage and set designer at the People’s Art Theatre in Fujian, she lives in the southern coastal city of Fuzhou.