Zhang You (Chang Yu)

Tang-dynasty poet also known as Zhang Hu. Little is know about his life. He was in Chang'an in the year 821 and was highly regarded by Linghu Chu who recommended him for an official position. Opposition by powerful figures prevented such an appointment, so Zhang You spent time travelling in southern China; he also lived in retirement for a time. He was a friend of some of the best poets of his day, including Bai Juyi, Li Shen and Du Mu.