Author Wang Ping’s Kinship of Rivers project celebrates the universal experience of lives lived along the Mississippi and Yangtze rivers. In an effort to “give something back to the river,” Wang conducts poetry and river flag workshops with everyone from schoolchildren to seniors, during which original poems are written on colorful flags which will be strung together and hung along the Mississippi and Yangtze rivers, and in the mountains of Tibet.

Wang is the recipient of many awards, including a Minnesota Book Award, a Bush Artist Fellowship and a McKnight Artist Fellowship.

Minnesota Music in this Segment:
Greg Herriges
Frank Garvey & Duesmachina

Special Thanks
Yinghua Academy
Dr. Luyi Lein
Jennifer Olsen
Lisa Steinmann
Coffee House Press
Kelsey Shanesy
Fort Snelling State Park
Larry Peterson
Sara Okstad
Macalester College
Mingzhi Li (translation)

Wang Ping
Kinship of Rivers
Behind the Gate Exhibit