Liu Muxia [real name Liu Muxia 劉慕霞] 1914-1993

Born in Guangdong, Liu came to Hong Kong in 1936. He became known for his simple, romantic poems through the magazine Hongdou 紅豆 [Red beans]. He fled to Shanghai on the Japanese invasion, returning in 1948. Besides his work as a translator and editor for Shanghai Book Company and World Bookshop, he published poems, essays and translations in Nanfeng 南風 [Southerlies], Sing Tao Daily 星島日報 and Wenyi shiji 文藝世紀 [Literature century]. His last years were plagued by mental illness and financial difficulty. His only poetry collection is Hai tian ji 海天集 [The sea and the sky] (1957).