Snowlining — Yuan Changming

At the same height of
            Every rocky mountain
       Above all seasonal change
You are widely cut open

       As if to bite a whole patch of
            Sky from heaven
With rows of rows of
Whale-like teeth


Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and one-time Best of Net nominee, published monographs on translation before moving out of China. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include Best of Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1309 others.