Contributors: Ghojimuhemmed Muhemmed

Ghojimuhemmed Muhemmed (1971–2018) was born in Qoshtagh, in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. With thousands of poems to his name, he was known for his originality and range of work. Publication of his collected poems in ten volumes began in 2016 by Nationalities Press in Beijing but was halted in 2017. One of the most impressive bodies of work in modern Uyghur literature, his poetry has appeared in English translation in Words Without Borders, Harvard Review Online, and FWJ Plus.