Edward Ragg is a poet and wine professional living in Beijing. He won the 2012 Cinnamon Press Poetry Award and his first collection of poetry is A Force That Takes (Cinnamon Press, 2013). His second collection of poetry, Holding Unfailing, will appear in 2017. His “Mutton Fat Jade” and “Punctuation Points” were both prize-winning poems, respectively, at the 2009 and 2014 Troubadour International Poetry Prizes. Ragg is an associate professor at Tsinghua University and co-founder, with Fongyee Walker, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting.
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