David Hinton is an American poet and translator of ancient Chinese poetry.
David Hinton has translated several volumes of ancient Chinese poetry, as well as translating the very popular modern Chinese poet in exile, Bei Dao. His honors include fellowships from the Witter Bynner and Ingram Merrill Foundations and from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a winner of a Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from The Academy of American Poets. David Hinton lives in East Calais, Vermont.
“In the most penetrating moments of these poems, however various they are, Wang takes the poem beyond words on the page, as he returns consciousness to its most elemental and resounding dimensions of emptiness and landscape. The result is a breathtaking poetry.”