Xiong Hong [real name Hu Mei-tzu] 1940-
Contemporary Taiwan poet. Born in Taitung, and received a B.A. in fine arts from National Taiwan Normal University and a Ph.D. from Tunghai University. She started writing poetry at the age of fifteen and later became an active member of the Blue Star Poetry Society. A long-time researcher on Mahayana Buddhism, Xiong Hong has written many religious and meditative poems in recent years, the latest collection of which is Xiang ningjing de xinhe chuhang [Ode to the Heart Sutra] (1999).