Xiong Hong (Hsiung Hung) is the pen name of Hu Meizi, who was born in Taidong in southeastern Taiwan. A precocious child, she began writing at the age of fifteen; much of her early work appeared in the Blue Star Poetry Journal and won her the accolade—coined by Yu Guangzhong in 1957–of “the Muse's favorite daughter.” She has published three poetry collections since 1968.
A Buddhist all her life, Hsiung Hung has led a deeply religious life and has written many Buddhist gathas or paeans since the 1980s. The mother of two, she has also written children's poems. With a B.A. in art from National Taiwan Normal University and an M.A. from Chinese Culture University, she works as a designer.