170 x 110 mm, 66 pp
Bilingual, 2015/11
ISBN: 978-962-996-734-5

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The Dead in the Garden
Ghassan Zaqtan
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.

Ghassan Zaqtan is a Palestinian poet, novelist and editor. He is author of eleven collections of poetry. His book Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me translated by Fady Joudah was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2013. He was awarded the National Medal of Honor by the Palestinian president in June the same year. He was also nominated among the short-listed winners of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2015 Sheikh Zayid Literature Prize. His work has been translated into English, French, Italian, Norwegian, German and other languages.

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