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Islands or Continents: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013 (Eighteen-volume box set)

Bei Dao, Shelby K. Y. Chan, Gilbert C. F. Fong, Lucas Klein, Christopher Mattison, eds. 

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March, 2014
Paper, 1052 pages,
ISBN: 978-962-996-605-8
The Chinese University Press
$39.00

Following the convening of International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013, Islands or Continents collects the finest contemporary poetry by some of the most internationally acclaimed poets today. The box set comprises eighteen pocket-sized chapbooks, one by each poet, encased in a fine paper box. Poems are accompanied by English and/or Chinese translations. Poets include: Adonis (Syria), Aase Berg (Sweden), Conchitina Cruz ((Philippines), Menna Elfyn (Wales), Lee Seong-bok (South Korea), Tim Lilburn (Canada), Zeyar Lynn (Myanmar), Dunya Mikhail (Iraq), Peter Minter (Australia), Tomasz Różycki (Poland), Olvido García Valdés (Spain), Jeffrey Yang (USA), Raúl Zurita (Chile), as well as leading Chinese poets such as Natalia Chan, Han Dong, Lan Lan, Un Sio San, and Ye Mimi.

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Bei Dao is a world-renowned poet and cofounder of the literary magazine, Today. Gilbert C. F. Fong is professor and Shelby K. Y. Chan is assistant professor at the School of Translation, Hang Seng Management College. Lucas Klein is assistant professor at the School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong, and Christopher Mattison is assistant director at the Hong Kong Advanced Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Studies, City University of Hong Kong.

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