He Xiang

He Xiang lived in Beijing as a child. Her poems in this issue are part of a chapbook manuscript entitled “Emperor Penguins on the Square,” which reflects on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests on the occasion of their thirtieth anniversary. Other poems from this series have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Arkansas International, Bennington Review, The Rumpus, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner, where they received the Annual Prairie Schooner Strousse Award.