Guan Guan (Kuan Kuan) is the pen name of Guan Yunlong, who was born in Shandong Province. He worked as an engineer at a military broadcasting company before becoming a part-time actor in film, television, and theater and a full-time writer.
Guan Guan started writing poetry in the 1960s and is a long-time member of the Epoch Poetry Society. He attended the International Writing Workshop at University of Iowa in the 1970s. To date he has published two books of poetry and four volumes of prose. His poetry is characterized by the use of Shandong dialect and disregard for sentence divisions.