Guo Jinniu, born in Hebei, China, and now living in Shenzhen, used to be a migrant worker in South China, where he worked at the Foxconn factory for some time. One of his responsibilities there was the installation of safety nets to stop employees committing suicide by jumping from the factory buildings. Guo has published poems and stories in China, and his poems have been translated into English, German, Dutch and Czech. His Chinese collection of poems, named Going Home on Paper has won numerous prizes worldwide. In English his poems can be found in the collection A Massively Single Number, published by Yang Lian.