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  • Silk Poems

Silk Poems

Jen Bervin


Bilingual , 2019/10 International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Literature, Poetry, Translation, Bilingual, International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong

170 x 110 x 10 mm , 132pp ISBN : 978-988-237-143-9

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This pocket-sized paperback is one of the thirty titles published for 2019 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2019 is “Speech and Silence”. From 19–24 November 2019, 30 invited poets from various countries will be in Hong Kong to read their works based on the theme “Speech and Silence.” Included in the anthology and box set, these unique works are presented with Chinese and English translations in bilingual or trilingual formats.

Poets include Ana Luísa Amaral (Portugal), Maxim Amelin (Russia), Renato Sandoval Bacigalupo (Peru) , Jen Bervin (USA), Ana Blandiana (Romania), Tamim Al-Barghouti (Palestine), Abbas Beydoun (Lebanon), Miłosz Biedrzycki (Poland), Derek Chung (Hong Kong), Louise Dupré (Canada), Forrest Gander (USA), Hwang Yu Won (South Korea), Maozi (PRC), Mathura (Estonia), Sergio Raimondi (Argentina), Ana Ristović (Serbia), K. Satchidanandan (India), Martin Solotruk (Slovakia), Aleš Šteger (Slovenia), Maria Stepanova (Russia), Tóth Krisztina (Hungary), Ijeoma Umebinyuo (Nigeria), Anastassis Vistonitis (Greece), Jan Wagner (Germany), Ernest Wichner (Germany), Yang Chia-Hsien (Taiwan), Yasuhiro Yotsumoto (Japan), Yu Youyou (PRC), Zheng Xiaoqiong (PRC), and Zhou Yunpeng (PRC).

Jen Bervin (United States) is a poet and visual artist. Her publications include ten books, including Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems with Marta Werner (Christine Burgin / New Directions), Nets (UDP), and Silk Poems (Nightboat)—a long-form poem presented both as a book and as an implantable biosensor made from liquefied silk developed in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab. Bervin’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in more than thirty international collections. She has earned numerous awards, fellowships, and grants including the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Rauschenberg Residency, Asian Cultural Council, and Creative Capital.

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