Gao Shi (ca. 704–765  ) was a  poet of the Tang Dynasty, two of whose poems were collected in the popular anthology . His Three Hundred Tang Poems courtesy name was Tàfú (達夫).  
Born into an impoverished family, Gao eventually became a secretary in the military, enjoying a successful career.
His hometown was either in modern  Hunan Province or Shandong Province.  
Gao Shi was one of the competitors in the
famous wine shop competition along with Wang Zhihuan and Wang Changling.
One of Gao Shi's poems (as translated by
Witter Bynner), appearing in the Tang 300 was "A Song of the Yan Country", referring to the Yan territory of the An and Shi "Yan dynasty": the other being "To Vice-prefects Li and Wang degraded and transferred to Xiazhong and Changsha".
^ The traditional form "高適" is also used in some books in Simplified Chinese, for the Chinese character 适 may have ambiguous meaning.
^ Luo Yuming A Concise History of Chinese Literature, p. 290
^ date of death from Wu, 224
^ entry "Gao Shi" (Kōteki/Kōseki). Kanjigen Gakken 2006.
^ a b entry "Gao Shi" (Kōseki). Daijisen Shogakukan.
^ a b Red Pine. Poems of the Masters, p. 38. Copper Canyon Press, 2003.
References [ edit ]
Wu, John C. H. (1972).
The Four Seasons of Tang Poetry. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E.Tuttle. ISBN 978-0-8048-0197-3