Belle Ling

Belle Ling

Poet

Biography

Belle Ling was born and grew up in Hong Kong. After finishing her degree in English studies at the University of Hong Kong, she went to Australia to pursue a masters in creative writing at the University of Sydney. There, she embarked on her very first adventure of poetry. Her eyes to the poetry world have since been charmed. She is now a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Queensland in Australia. Her first poetry collection, A Seed and a Plant, was shortlisted for the HKU International Poetry Prize in 2010. Her recent poetry manuscript Rabbit-Light was awarded Highly Commended in the 2018 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Her poem ‘That Space’ won second place in the ESL category of the International Poetry Competition organized by Oxford Brookes University in October 2016. Another of her poems, ’63 Temple Street, Mong Kok’, was a cowinner of the 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, held by the Australian Book Review. Her poems have also appeared in Meanjin, Overland, Mascara Literary Review, World Literature Today, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Taj Mahal Review, the Istanbul Review and more. She was the fellowship recipient of the Playa Residency, in Oregon, in 2014. She was awarded a merit scholarship at the New York State Summer Writers Institute in 2017.

凌愷晴生長於香港,在香港大學取得英語研究學位后,前往澳洲昆士蘭大學攻讀創意寫作碩士學位,當時開始試驗詩歌創作,近期從該校獲博士學位畢業。她第一本詩集《A Seed and a Plant》在2010年入圍香港大學國際詩歌獎。她最近的詩選集《Rabbit-Light》在2018年昆士蘭托馬斯·沙普科特詩歌獎中獲“高度讚譽”獎項。她的詩《That Space》在2016年牛津布魯克斯大學舉辦的國際詩歌大賽中獲ESL類別第二名。另一首詩《63 Temple Street, Mong Kok》是2018年《澳大利亞書評》舉辦的彼得·波特詩歌獎的得主之一。她的詩曾發表於《米安津雜誌》、《Overland》、《Mascara Literary Review》、《今日世界文學》、《茶:亞洲文學季刊》、《泰姬陵評論》、《伊斯坦布爾評論》等。她於2014年獲俄勒岡州PLAYA駐留藝術家項目獎金,於2017年在紐約州夏季作家機構獲獎學金。

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