IPNHK POET | ZHOU Yunpeng

ZHOU, Yunpeng

ZHOU Yunpeng (PRC), born in the city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province, is an independent folk singer and poet. At the age of nine, he has lost his eyesight to an eye disease and then studied at the school for the visually impaired. With perseverance, he graduated as a Chinese major from Changchun University in 1994. Afterwards, he was assigned to work at a factory and received social security payments. In 1995, he started busking in the Old Summer Palace in Beijing and then continued to write as he wandered the country. In 2007, he produced the album Children of China at his own expense, the music of which is beautifully melancholic and reminiscent of social reality. The album earned him the Best Folk Artist and the Best Lyricist at the 8th Chinese Music Media Awards. In 2011, his poetry collection The Love That Cannot Speak won the Poetry Prize at the People’s Literature Awards.

周雲蓬(中國),出生於中國遼寧瀋陽,中國獨立民謠歌手、詩人。幼年因患眼疾而導致九歲時失明。後入盲人學校學習,個人努力至1994年長春大學中文專業畢業。大學畢業後分配至一家工廠領取保障金,1995年到北京圓明園開始了賣唱生涯,其後四處遊蕩並進行創作。2007年自費錄制唱片《中國孩子》,音樂風格優美傷感而反映社會現實,並一舉拿下第八屆華語音樂傳媒大獎最佳民謠藝人和最佳作詞人兩項大獎。2011年詩集《不會說話的愛情》獲人民文學獎詩歌獎。