Gao Qiongxian


Gao Qiongxian (b. 1986) is an ethnic minority poet of Derung (Dulong) nationality from the remote Yunnan region of southwest China. After obtaining a BA and MBA from the Central Ethnic University in Beijing, she returned to Yunnan in 2015 and became the deputy director of the Gongshan County Writers’ Union in 2020. Her first book of poems is forthcoming in 2024.

  • Gao Qiongxian
    Photo by Feng Weixiang (2012)Prophet When crows fly over the villages Panic erupts like a flash flood Soon after, as Nanmusa has prophesied A plague spreads along the valley Some life soon evaporated …