Dong Li is a multilingual poet and who also translates work from Chinese, English, French, and German. Born and raised in China, he was educated at Deep Springs College and Brown University. His debut collection of poetry, The Orange Tree (Chicago UP, March 2023), was the inaugural winner of the Phoenix Emerging Poet Book Prize.
His poems appear in Conjunctions, Fence, Kenyon Review, POETRY, among others. He has served as the Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in creative writing at Colgate University and is the recipient of fellowships from Akademie Schloss Solitude, Camargo and Humboldt Foundations, PEN/Heim Translation Fund, Yaddo, and others.
At MacDowell, Li worked on this second collection of poetry, a sequel to The Orange Tree.