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Event: China rock pioneer Cui Jian & renowned poets Adonis and Shuntaro Tanikawa feature at int’l poetry event

[Sponsored] International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong (IPNHK) is an award-winning biennial poetry event established by renowned contemporary Chinese poet Bei Dao to deliver internationally acclaimed poets’ thoughts and ideas about poetry to China.

The 2017 event encompasses the theme An Ancient Enmity. It invites more than 20 poets and lyricists from different parts of the world to share and read their works in Hong Kong, before the group ventures on to five mainland cities: Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan and Xiamen.

Cui Jian

Cui Jian.

Highlights include: An opening musical concert The Secret of Heaven performed by “The Father of Chinese Rock” Cui Jian, and independent musicians Zhou Yunpeng and Zhong Zuo; a dialogue discussion presented by renowned Syrian poet Adonis and Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa; as well as a one-month exhibition showcasing works from the past four Poetry Nights in Eslite (Causeway Bay).

Other guests include: Maram Al-Masri (Syria), Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa), Javier Bello (Chile), Charles Bernstein (US), John Burnside (UK), Chan Chi Tak (Hong Kong), Chen Dongdong (Mainland China), Chen Xianfa (Mainland China), Chow Yiu Fai (Hong Kong), Lorna Crozier (Canada), Julia Fiedorczuk (Poland), Hirata Toshiko (Japan), Agnes S.L. Lam (Hong Kong), Moon Chung-hee (South Korea), George Szirtes (UK), Mark Tredinnick (Australia), Anja Utler (Germany), Dmitry Vedenyapin (Russia) and Haris Vlavianos (Greece).

Adonis, Shuntaro Tanikawa and Maram Al-Masri

Adonis, Shuntaro Tanikawa and Maram Al-Masri.

Free admission to all panel discussions and poetry recitations; registration preferred via online form.
Tickets are required for The Secret of Heaven opening music concert – contact [email protected]

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Event dates:

  • 22-26 November 2017, Hong Kong.
  • 27-29 November 2017, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Xiamen.

The concert – in Mandarin – will take place on November 22 at Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University, 224 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong.

The full line-up includes:

  • Adonis (Syria)
  • Maram Al-Masri (Syria)
  • Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa)
  • Javier Bello (Chile)
  • Charles Bernstein (US)
  • John Burnside (UK)
  • Chan Chi Tak (Hong Kong)
  • Chen Dongdong (Mainland China)
  • Chen Xianfa Mainland (China)
  • Chow Yiu Fai (Hong Kong)
  • Lorna Crozier (Canada)
  • Cui Jian (Mainland China)
  • Julia Fiedorczuk (Poland)
  • Jérôme Game (France)
  • Hirata Toshiko (Japan)
  • Major Jackson (US)
  • Nuno Júdice (Portugal)
  • Agnes S.L. Lam (Hong Kong)
  • Semezdin Mehmedinović (Bosnia)
  • Moon Chung-hee (South Korea)
  • Shuntaro Tanikawa (Japan)
  • George Szirtes (UK)
  • Mark Tredinnick (Australia)
  • Anja Utler (Germany)
  • Dmitry Vedenyapin (Russia)
  • Haris Vlavianos (Greece)

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21 November 2017 Tuesday

Prelude: Hong Kong Night

Forum, Eslite (Causeway Bay Store) – 9/F,Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

“Hong Kong Poetry and the World”

7:00pm (English)

Poets: Agnes S.L. Lam, James Shea, Tammy Ho

“Poetry, Lyric and Music”

8:00pm (Cantonese)

Poets: Chan Chi Tak, Chow Yiu Fai, Liu Wai Tong

 

 

22 November 2017 Wednesday

 Opening Music Concert “The Secret of Heaven”

8:30pm (Mandarin)

Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University – 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong

Performers: Cui Jian, Zhou Yunpeng and Zhong Zuo

 

23 November 2017 Thursday

 Panel Discussion “Poetry and Enmity”

10:30am (Multilingual)

Open Forum, Learning Garden, LG/F University Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Poets: Chan Chi Tak, Chow Yiu Fai, Agnes S.L. Lam, Charles Bernstein, Mark Tredinnick, Javier Bello

Moderator: Shelby Chan

Panel Discussion “Worlds of Poetry: The View from Europe I”

2:00pm (Multilingual)

Open Forum, Learning Garden, LG/F University Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Poets: John Burnside, Anja Utler, Nuno Júdice, Jérôme Game

Moderator: Lucas Klein

Panel Discussion “Worlds of Poetry: The View from Europe II”

4:00pm (Multilingual)

Open Forum, Learning Garden, LG/F University Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Poets: Dmitry Vedenyapin, Haris Vlavianos, Julia Fiedorczuk, Maram Al-Masri

Moderator: Christopher Mattison

Poetry Recitation

7:30pm (Multilingual)

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong – 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Poets: Chow Yiu Fai, Jérôme Game, Lorna Crozier, Hirata Toshiko, Cui Jian

Film Screening

9:50pm (Mandarin)

The One Broadway Cinema– 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kwoloon

 

24 November 2017 Friday

Panel Discussion “Enmity and the Language of Poetry”

2:00pm (English)

Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall (G017), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Poets: Major Jackson, George Szirtes, Gabeba Baderoon, Lorna Crozier

Moderator: Ling Wang

Panel Discussion “Worlds of Poetry: The View from East Asia”

4:00pm (Multilingual)

Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall (G017), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Poets: Chen Xianfa, Chen Dongdong, Hirata Toshiko, Moon Chung-hee

Moderator: Ling Wang

Poetry Recitation

7:30pm (Multilingual)

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong – 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Poets: Charles Bernstein, Haris Vlavianos, Agnes S.L. Lam, Javier Bello, Maram Al-Masri

 

25 November 2017 Saturday

Poetry Recitation

2:30pm (Multilingual)

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong – 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Poets: Mark Tredinnick, Major Jackson, Anja Utler, Chen Dongdong, Dmitry Vedenyapin

Poetry Recitation

7:30pm (Multilingual)

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong – 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Poets: Nuno Júdice, George Szirtes, Gabeba Baderoon, Moon Chung-hee

 

26 November 2017 Sunday

Dialogue of the Century

2:30pm (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese)

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong – 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Poets: Adonis, Tanikawa Shuntaro

Moderator: Leo Ou-fan Lee

Closing Poetry Recitation

7:30pm (Multilingual)

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong – 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Poets: Chan Chi Tak, John Burnside, Chen Xianfa, Julia Fiedorczuk

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Event: China rock pioneer Cui Jian & renowned poets Adonis and Shuntaro Tanikawa feature at int'l poetry event