What are the self-perceptions, preoccupation, and creativity of women poets writing across the diaspora? How do they fuse their lived experiences and rich imagination? What kind of breakthroughs do they seek as women writers living in this multicultural world?
As bilingual speakers, how do poets translate and articulate themselves? How do they rediscover their authentic inner selves and reveal—with profound and moving honesty—their cultural and emotional journeys through the power of poetic language?
In this current time, how does a writer approach questions of gender and sexual identities? How do we go about mapping the taboos and unspoken desires? How can we go about redrawing boundaries or appreciating the power of naming?
Come and join us for a lunchtime of poetry and conversation with some of the much-celebrated poets living and writing in Hong Kong. Moderated by Melanie Ho, journalist, literary critic, and contributor to the Asian Review of Books.
How can poetry help to break down unjust stereotypes and bring about a greater sense of equality? From translating and reinventing classical Chinese poetry to the use of multilingual expressions, these poets will reflect on the …
In this event, Prof Susheila Nasta—pre-eminent scholar on diasporic literature and founding editor of Wasafiri—will talk to Shirley Lim, Jennifer Lee-Tsai, Hannah Lowe, and Kit Fan about their childhoods and family history, and how these experiences have transformed their writing journeys.
Aren’t we all hybrids? Lucienne Loh talks to the three poets about living between different cultures and hyphenated identities, and how they find their own creative voice.
Is it possible to write poetry without thinking or caring about society? For a poet, how does reality find its way to the page? What is a poet’s responsibility or allegiances as he or she experiences and reflects on the world?
From October 5 @ 1pm A reading & discussion with Cynthia Miller Tammy Ho Claire Cox Belle Ling Moderated by Jennifer Wong What are the self-perceptions, preoccupations and creativities of women poets writing across the diaspora? How do they fuse …
From October 1 @ 7pm A reading and discussion with Shirley Lim Jennifer Lee-Tsai Hannah Lowe Kit Fan Moderated by Prof Susheila Nasta Kit Fan is a novelist, poet, and critic. As Slow As Possible, his second poetry collection, was …