An Evening of Urban Love Poetry 都市爱情詩詞
What better way to close a literary festival than a moonlit autumn evening of love poetry? Tonight we gather on the Laundry Steps to hear readings by acclaimed Hong Kong poets and guests from elsewhere, both live and live-streamed, including Marilyn Chin, Srikanth Reddy, Mary Jean Chan, Tammy Ho Lai Ming, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, Marco Yan, Collier Nogues, Jason Lee, Akin Jeje and Cheng Tim Tim. We also welcome rising stars from Hong Kong secondary schools to read their work, as Marilyn Chin announces the student winners of our Urban Love Poem Contest. With Noreen Mir of Broadcast Partner RTHK as MC. Marilyn Chin, Srikanth Reddy, Mary Jean Chan and Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai will all join virtually.
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有甚麼方法會比在月圓之夜討論情詩更好地為文學節畫上句號呢？今晚，我們將會相聚於洗衣場石階，一同聆聽著名的香港詩人與其他外來嘉賓，包括陳美玲，Srikanth Reddy，陳瓊瑪，何麗明，Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai，余澤仁，李截，Akin Jeje和鄭恬恬的詩詞誦讀。屆時不僅會有現場直播，陳美玲亦會藉此宣布Urban Love Poem Contest的中學得獎者，讓這些新晉的年輕詩人朗讀他們的作品。香港電台的廣播NoreenMir將擔任是次活動的司儀。Marilyn Chin, Srikanth Reddy, Mary Jean Chan 和 Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai 將會線上參與。
Featuring (click on author names to read more)
Marilyn Chin is an award-winning writer and her works have become Asian American classics and are taught all over the world.
Canadian poet Akin Jeje lives in Hong Kong.
Cheng Tim Tim currently teaches at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
Srikanth Reddy’s latest book of poetry is Underworld Lit (Wave Books 2020).
Mary Jean Chan (b. 1990) is the author of Flèche, published by Faber & Faber.
Tammy Lai-Ming Ho is the founding co-editor of Hong Kong-based international literary publication, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is the author of eight books of poetry, short fiction and nonfiction in Vietnamese.
Marco Yan is a Hong Kong-based poet, whose works have recently appeared in the Scores, Third Coast, Cordite Poetry Review, among other places.
Collier Nogues’ poetry collections are The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground (Drunken Boat, 2015) and On the Other Side, Blue (Four Way, 2011).
Jason Eng Hun Lee (b. 1984) is a mixed British and Chinese-Malaysian poet and academic.
Noreen Mir is an award-winning broadcast journalist and familiar voice to listeners in Hong Kong.