Meng Jiao Poems
Meng Jiao

Meng Jiao (751–814) was a Chinese poet during the Tang Dynasty. Two of his poems have been collected in the popular anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems. Meng was the oldest of the Mid-Tang poets and is noted for the unusual forcefulness and harshness of his poems.

Meng apparently spent most of his early life as a recluse, taking the imperial examinations at some point in his 40’s. His official career must have been unremarkable for there is little information on his postings.


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