Yuan Changming grew up in an isolated village, started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age nineteen, and published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include eleven Pushcart nominations, nine chapbooks and awards, as well as publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & Best New Poems Online, among 1,809 others across 46 countries. In early 2021, Yuan served on the Jury for the 44th National Magazine Awards (poetry category).