Born in Jiayi in southern Taiwan, Sun Weimin (Sun Wei-min) received a B.A. in Western languages and literatures from National Zhengzhi University and an M.A. in English from Fu Jen Catholic University. He now lives in Jiayi and teaches at Jingyi University while pursuing a Ph.D. at National Chenggong University.
Sun started writing poetry at the age of fifteen and has won numerous literary awards in Taiwan. A self-described “slow” writer, he published his first book of poems in 1991, followed by a second book in 1997. He also writes essays and literary criticism.