Ai Qing is regarded as one of the finest modern Chinese poets, whose free verse was influential in the development of new poetry in China. Robert Dorsett, translator, studied Chinese at the Yale-in-China Program at the Chinese University in Hong Kong. He received an M.D. from the State University of New York. He translated Wen Yiduo's Stagnant Water & Other Poems and the memoirs of Gao Ertai, In Search of my Homeland- A Memoir of a Chinese Labor Camp with David Pollard. Robert Dorsett has also published his own poetry in The Literary Review, The Kenyon Review, Northwest Review, Poetry, and elsewhere.