Zhou Zan is a poet, translator, playwright, literature scholar and founder of Wings (a literary journal for women poetry in China). She got her PhD from Peiking University in 1999 and is now working at Institute of Chinese Literature in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In 2008, Zhou Zan co-founded Ladybird Theatre in Beijing with Cao Ke-fei. She is also one of the fundamental members of Beijing Flowing Fire Tent Theatre. Her works include poetry collection Turn Me Loose, Writing on Xue Tao’s Paper and Anti-portrait, critical essays entitled Through the Periscope of Poetic Writing and After Shaking off Silence. Her translation books include Margaret Atwood’s Eating Fire: Selected Poetry 1965-1995, Nina Cassian’sCheerleader for a Funeral.