170 x 109 mm, 54 pp
Bilingual, 2015/11
ISBN: 978-962-996-742-0

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Chen Li
International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong
The Chinese University Press

This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-two titles published for 2015 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2015 is “Poetry and Conflict”. 21 international poets from 18 different places are invited to participate in recitations, symposia and sharing sessions of the Poetry Nights. A recitation focusing on 10 local Hong Kong poets, “Hong Kong Cantonese Poetry Night” is included. This collection seeks to make accessible the best of contemporary international poetry with outstanding translations.

Chen Li is regarded as one of the most innovative and exciting poets writing in Chinese today. With his wife Chang Fen-ling, he has translated over twenty volumes of poetry into Chinese, including the works of Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, Pablo Neruda, and Tomas Tranströmer. The recipient of many awards, such as the National Award for Literature and Arts and the Taiwan Literature Award, he was listed as one of the “Top Ten Contemporary Poets of Taiwan” in 2005. In 2012, he represented Taiwan at Poetry Parnassus, the Olympic Poetry Festival held in London. In 2014, he was invited to participate in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

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