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Simon Patton is a freelance literary translator and part-time teacher of Chinese. He has been translating Chinese literature for over fifteen years, especially contemporary poetry, notably the work of Yu Jian and Yi Sha. He has co-edited the China domain of Poetry International Web with the Chinese poet Yu Jian since 2002. He co-translated Yi Sha's Bloodaxe edition Starve the Poets!: Selected Poems (2008) with Tai Naikan, and published his version of Yu Jian's long poem 'Small Town' (Xiao zhen) in Chinese Literature Today. He lives with his partner, two cats and Sealyham the Terrier near Chinaman Creek in Central Victoria.


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