Wang Ping, born in Shanghai, came to New York in 1985. Her books include American Visa, The Last Communist Virgin, Foreign Devil, Of Flesh & Spirit, The Magic Whip, and Ten Thousand Waves: Poems by Wang Ping. She edited and co-translated the anthology New Generation: Poetry from China Today, and her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of NEA and NYFA grants. She is a professor of English at Macalester College.