Yidam Tsering

Yidam Tsering was born in 1933 to Tibetan peasant parents in Tsongkha, on the outskirts of Xining, capital of Qinghai Province. In 1949, after the Communists took control of Qinghai, he entered a provincial cadre-training program, then joined a song-and-dance troupe as a performer, dramatist, and director. He has published numerous collections of poetry. The poems in this issue are from An Anthology of Contemporary Tibetan Authors (zhongguo dangdai zuojia youxiu zuopinji), published by Gansu Minzu Chubanshe (Gansu Nationalities Publishing Co.) in China in 1991.