Yide(John) Cai
Atlanta, GA

John(Yide) Cai is a playwright, a fiction writer but ultimately a poet, studying Playwriting and German Studies at Emory University, comes from China but has stayed in America for almost seven years, formly wanted to study philosophy but now wants to write stories with philosophical insights instead of research papers, is deeply interested in Chinese culture and history, loves reading European literature but also knows a lot about America. He loves playing around with abstract concepts and history, riffing off older works, impersonating historical figures but always manages to speak from his heart. His words are poetic and stylized without being flowery or melodramatic, symbolic without being over literary.