Wu Sheng (Wu Cheng) [real name Wu Shengxiong] 1944-

Contemporary Taiwan essayist and poet. Wu was not trained in literature and describes himself as representing the conscience of the common person in opposition to the hypocrisy of the modern intellectual. He is a middle school teacher and farmer who writes mostly about village life. In 1975 he was joint winner of the Modern Chinese Poetry Award of the Epoch Poetry Society. His published poetry collections include Wuxiang yinxiang [Impressions of my hometown], Yuzhi shujian [Letters of foolish honesty] and Xiang haizimen shuo [Words for the children].