Yao Feng was born in Beijing but now lives in Macau, where he is an associate professor in the Portuguese Department of the University of Macau. His poetry collections in Chinese and Portuguese include Writing on the Wings of the Wind, One Horizon—Two Views, A Noite Deita-se Comigo, Faraway Song, and When the Fish Close Their Eyes. He has edited and translated the anthologies Selecta de Poetas Portugueses Contemporâneos, Um Barco Remenda o Mar, and a collection of Eugénio de Andrade, among others. Yao was the winner of the fourteenth Rougang Poetry Award in 2004. In 2006, he was awarded the Ordem Militar de Santiago de Espada medal by the president of Portugal.
Julia Sanches is a translator of Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Catalan. Her book-length translations are Now and at the Hour of Our Death by Susana Moreira Marques and What Are the Blind Men Dreaming? by Noemi Jaffe. Her shorter translations have appeared in Suelta, the Washington Review, Asymptote, Two Lines, Granta, Tin House, Words Without Borders, and Revista Machado, among others. A former literary agent, she is cofounder of the collective Cedilla & Co.