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Dong Li was born and raised in the People’s Republic of China. His honors include fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, OMI Ledig House, Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) as well as grants from The Whiting and Henry Luce Foundations. He was Colgate University’s Olive B. O’Connor Poet-in-Residence 2013-2014. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Hotel Amerika, Denver Quarterly, Poor Claudia, LVNG, Guernica, Cincinnati Review and elsewhere. His work has been translated into German and appeared in manuskripte (Austria). Li is also Editor-at-Large (China) for the international translation journal Asymptote. Li will be the German Chancellor Fellow with The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2015-2016 as well as Literature Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude 2015-2017. He will be received by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the German Federal Chancellery in July 2016 in Berlin.