170 x 110 mm, 42 pp
Bilingual, 2017/10
ISBN: 978-988-237-039-5
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Major Jackson
International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong
The Chinese University Press

This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-four titles published for 2017 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2017 is “Ancient Enmity”. IPNHK is one of the most influential international poetry events in Asia. From 22–26 November 2017, over 20 invited poets from various countries will be in Hong Kong to read their works based on the theme “Ancient Enmity.” Included in the anthology and box set, these unique works are presented with Chinese and English translations in bilingual or trilingual formats.

Major Jackson is the author of four books of poetry including Roll Deep (2015:Norton), Holding Company (2010:Norton), Hoops (2006:Norton) and Leaving Saturn (2002:University of Georgia Press), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. A recipient of a fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Major Jackson has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He has taught widely at the University of Massachusetts as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence, Adelphi University, Baruch College as the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence, Columbia University, and New York University. Major Jackson lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.

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