John Cayley is a London-based poet, translator, sinologist and publisher, born in Ottawa, Canada. He is the founding editor of Wellsweep, a small press which has specialised in literary translation from Chinese, and he is known internationally for his writing in networked and programmable media (www.shadoof.net/in). Cayley is the recent winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001. Wellsweep has published pioneering selections from individual Chinese poets and the first ever English translation of a Chinese martial arts and fantasy novel. His last book of poems, adaptations and translations is Ink Bamboo (London: Agenda & Belew, 1996).
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