Perching long in each human heart
Is a white crow that no one has
Ever seen, but everyone longs
To fly out, hoping to bring back
A glistening seed or a colorful feather
As if determined to festoon its nest
Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan and hosts Happy Yangsheng in Vancouver; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, seven chapbooks, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), Best New PoemsOn Line, Threepenny Review and 1,389 others across 41 countries.