The Story of Poetry recorded the essence of poetry and remained their anecdotes in Tang Dynasty. The Story of Poetry holds that the poem is composed because of emotion. To write poetry is to express “grievances and sorrows”, and “to be able to chant, especially those falls for”. Therefore, special attention is paid to the search for the essence of poetry. The book is divided into seven categories.
Meng Qi, alias Meng Qi, courtesy name Chuzhong, was born in Pingchang, Anqiu in the Tang Dynasty.