Xiang Yang: The Tenacious Poet of Taiwan
 – Taiwan

As a post-war poet who pioneered in writing in Taiwanese, Xiang Yang made bold strides by publishing collections during the martial law era. Renowned for his innovative ten-line poems, Xiang Yang masterfully blends rural folk culture with classical Chinese literary traditions, painting vivid landscapes of Taiwan's natural beauty in his work. Xiang Yang's poems resonate deeply with the vernacular,  address the complexities of Taiwanese identity and contribute profoundly to the enrichment of Taiwan literature. His dedication and unique poetic voice have earned him critical acclaim and a significant place in the annals of modern poetry, making his work a cornerstone in the exploration of Taiwanese cultural and linguistic identity.