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170 x 110 mm, 74 pp
Bilingual, 2015/11
ISBN: 978-962-996-737-6

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Hungry Ghost
Anne Waldman
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.

Anne Waldman is a poet, performer, professor, editor and cultural activist. Allen Ginsberg has often referred to Waldman as his “spiritual wife.” She is the author of over 40 books of poetry, including the mini-classic Fast Speaking Woman (City Lights, 1974), Marriage: A Sentence (Penguin Poets, 2000), the book-length hybrid Manatee/Humanity (Penguin Poets, 2009), and the feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House, 2011) which is the winner of the 2012 PEN Center USA Award for Poetry. Waldman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2013–14) and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. 

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