Changming Yuan, 8-time Pushcart nominee and author of  Chansons of a Chinaman  (2009) and Landscaping (2013), grew up in rural China and currently tutors in Vancouver, where he co-edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan and operates PP Press. Most recently interviewed by [PANK] and World Poetry [CFRO100.5FM],  Yuan's poetry has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry (2009;12), BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, Threepenny Review, Torrid Literature  and 829 other publications across 28 countries. 


With stone fruits
Like plums, apricots, peaches
Ripening rapidly
In this month of the sickle
It is high time to cut open
The secrets of sunlight
In their hardened hearts
Wrapped with the fleshiest
The juiciest season

Copyright 2014 Changming Yuan

title photography by Amber Casperson