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  • My Body Is a Central Committee

My Body Is a Central Committee


Aleš Šteger

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 5 mm , 66pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-988-237-158-3

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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).

Aleš Šteger (Slovenia) is a poet and prose writer who has published seven books of poems, three novels, and two collections of essays. He has received the title “Chevalier des Artes et Lettres” from France and is a member of the German Academy for Language and Literature. He has earned the International Bienek Prize for Poetry, the Petrarch Prize for Young European Authors, the Veronika Award, and the Rožanc Award. His works have been translated into fifteen languages, such as Chinese, Czech, Croatian, German, Hungarian, and Spanish. Šteger is also a visual artist. His installations have appeared at the International Kochi-Muziris Arts Biennale in India. He has collaborated with musicians and film directors.

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