Bei Dao, whose original name is Zhao Zhenkai, was born in Beijing in 1949. In 1978, he founded a literary magazine Today with his friends in Beijing. Since 1987, he has been teaching in many universities in Europe, the United States, and Hong Kong. His works have been translated into 30 languages. He was awarded the Swedish PEN Literature Prize, the American Guggenheim Prize, and the highest honor of Golden Wreath Prize of the Macedonian Struga International Poetry Festival. He is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2009, Bei Dao founded Hong Kong International Poetry Night, currently the most influential international poetry festival in Asia. He created the Hong Kong Poetry Festival Foundation in 2018.
北島，原名趙振開，1949 年生於北京，1978 年和朋友在北京創辦文學雜志《今天》。自 1987 年起，在歐美及香港多所大學教書或任駐校作家，其作品被譯成30種文字，曾獲瑞典筆會文學獎、美國古根漢獎、馬其頓斯特魯加國際詩歌節最高榮譽金花環獎等，獲選美國藝術文學院終身榮譽院士。2009 年創辦亞洲最具影響力的國際詩歌節——香港國際詩歌之夜，2018 年創建香港詩歌節基金會。