Poet in Residence

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Nicholas Wong

Nicholas Wong is the author of Crevasse (Kaya Press, 2015), the winner of Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry. He is also the recipient of the Hong Kong Young Artist Award in Literary Arts, Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize and Renaissance Foundation Prize (Literary Arts). Wong has contributed writing to the radio composition project “One of the Two Stories, Or Both” at Manchester International Festival 2017, and the catalogue of the exhibition “One Hand Clapping” at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Chinese translation of Crevasse was published by Spicy Fish in 2018. He teaches at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Taking Poetry to Cross Boundaries 

Thursday, Sep 27, 19:30 @ 3F Forum, Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store

Young Hong Kong poet Nicholas Wong was born in a Chinese/Cantonese world, but chose to write in English. English is a core essence of Hong Kong culture. His poems enrich both English writing and Hong Kong literature, and are typical for boundary-crossing and mixed-blood. The panel will be joined by poet Sun Tzu-Ping who admires Wong’s works, and hosted by Cheng Yu. They will be focusing on the deep connections of poetry, sex, language and society.