YIN XIAOYUAN (Yīn Xiăoyuán (殷晓媛) is an avant-garde, crossover epic poet as well as a trans-genre & multilingual writer.
She founded the Encyclopedic Poetry School in 2007, initiated the Hermaphroditic Writing Movement, and was the chief drafter of the Declaration of Hermaphroditic Writing. She is the project planner and visual designer of the Encyclopedic Poetry School A.I. Papercube (10th Anniversary Special Edition). She directs the Creative Writing & Integrated Art Workshop, members of which include poets, writers, dramatists, musicians, visual/installation artists, photographers, and calligraphers. She is a member of the Writers’ Association of China, the Translators’ Association of China, and the Poetry Institute of China.
Xiaoyuan’s works written in Chinese, English, Japanese, German, and French and translated into Italian and Spanish have been published home and abroad.
She has translated works of over 50 contemporary poets in U.S., U.K., Sweden, Ireland, Australia, Spain, Argentina, Japan, India, Cuba, Honduras, Columbia, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
She has travelled around China by her own, especially visiting great mountains including Mount Huang, Mount Hua, Mount Heng (Hunan), and Mount Tai, which she summitted on foot.
T. V. Petrusenko, of the National Library of Russia, referred to the works by Encyclopedic Poetry School as “a new trend of contemporary Chinese poetry,” and Glennys Reyes Tapia, of the National Library Pedro Henríquez Ureña of the Dominican Republic, described them as a “bibliographic treasure of their (Chinese) culture.”
Xiaoyuan has published 9 books including 4 poetry anthologies: Ephemeral Memories, Beyond the Tzolk’in, Avant-garde Trilogy, Agent d’ensemencement des nuages, and a translation of New York poet-artist Bill Wolak’s poetry anthology Become a River (New Feral, 2018).