Eiffel Gao (@Eiffel-Gao) was born in a seaside town called Ninghai, in Ningbo, China. She graduated from Durham University with a BA in English, Classics and History of Art, and an MA in Creative Writing. She started writing English poems in her final year, taking the module Creative Writing Poetry. Much she owes to her overseas experience, and much more still to her native tongue. A self-proclaimed painter, calligrapher, chess and Guzheng player; a professional dabbler in many areas with a stern attitude. Her poems have been published by Poetry Review and Shearsman. She is a Poetry Editor for Transect Magazine: Fiction Across Borders.