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Han Bo

Han Bo is an acclaimed poet, playwright, travel writer, and artist. Born and raised in Heilongjiang in northeastern China, he now travels extensively while keeping his home in Shanghai. 

Han Bo is the author of several poetry collections including Borrow Deep Heart and A Banquet of Knots. He is also the author of five collections of poetry and five books of travel writing documenting his travels throughout Europe and Asia. His work has been translated into English, French, Russian, Spanish, German among other languages. His 2013 poetry collection, 飛去來寺 (Fly to the Temple) includes the “China Eastern Railway” cycle. He has participated in programs and residency programs at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, the Vermont Studio Center Literature in Translation Program, the Avignon European Poetry Center, the Berlin International Poetry Festival and the Paris French-English Poetry Festival. Han Bo is the recipient of China’s Liu Li’an Poetry Prize, among other awards. He is also the author of over ten works of drama and is the founder of Shanghai’s Night Stage Drama Studio.

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