MAOZI (PRC), the pen name of the poet Yu Qing, was born in the city of Yidu in Hubei Province in the 1960s. He currently resides in Yichang. He used to be a worker, a salesman, a freelancer and an editor. His numerous accolades include Yangtze River Artist of the Year, Wen Yiduo Poetry Prize and Li Du Poetry Awards. His published poetry collections include The Difficulties of Time and My Homesickness Is Different from Yours.