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  • Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees

Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees

Jan Wagner


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 8 mm , 100pp ISBN : 978-988-237-163-7

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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).

Jan Wagner (Germany) was born in Hamburg and has been living in Berlin since 1995. Poet, essayist, translator of Anglo-American poetry (Charles Simic, James Tate, Simon Armitage, Matthew Sweeney, Robin Robertson and many others), Wagner has published seven collections of poetry and his works have been translated into more than thirty languages. Wagner is the recipient of the Award of the Leipzig Bookfair, the Anna-Seghers-Award, the Friedrich Hölderlin Award, the Georg Büchner Prize, etc. He is a member of the German Academy of Language and Literature.

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