Kubrick Poetry • Who can stop you from writing what you want?

時間Time2019/10/6 (Sunday) 4:00pm-5:00pm
主持Moderator: Polly Ho 
詩人PoetAušra Kaziliūnaitė (Lithuania)

Lithuania is a country located in the Southeastern shores of the Baltic sea. We know little of this country, the food and the culture scene there. What will it to be like in Lithuania? Can people embrace freedom of expression? We have the first and young poet from Lithuania, Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, who is going to read with us her poem addressing freedom and personal issue. 

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė (poet, writer, performance artist, journalist; Lithuania)is an author of four books of poetryLast year her selected poems, The Moon is a Pill(Parthian Books, 2018) was published in English. The book was listed among the five best works of Baltic literature recently translated into English by literature expert Jayde Will. Several of Kaziliūnaitė'spoems appeared in  How the Earth Carries Us: New Lithuanian Poets (Lithuanian Culture Institute, 2017)andNew Baltic Poetry Anthology (Parthian Books, 2018). Hertexts have been translated into many other languages as well. Aušra Kaziliūnaitė has received numerous Lithuanian national awards including the Young Artist Prize from the Ministry of Culture (2016)She was invited to the International Writing Program 2018 (IWP) in the USA and participated courtsey of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Aušra is the Vice Chair of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union and main program curator and coordinator of the literature festival and book fair Books’ Weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania.



Two poems for download

Our September event is cancelled. Our poet Bengt Berg is so kind to allow us to download two of his poems. The download is valid for one month. It will be closed on 7th October. 

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Kubrick Poetry • September • Nordic Landscape

The event is cancelled! 

時間Time2019/9/10 (Tuesday) 7:00pm-8:00pm
主持Moderator: Polly Ho 
詩人PoetBengt Berg(Sweden)

Have you ever seen the Nordic light? Have you seen the midnight sun? These are scenery that is possible to be seen in Sweden and Norway. We have the first Swedish poet, Bengt Berg, visiting Hong Kong. He will read with us poems describing the beautiful and unique landscape in the Northern land. 

Bengt Berg’s poems are full of humor and warmth, and characterized by sharp insights into the oddities of people and situations. With time he has become more and more aware of form — without sacrificing other merits — and his poems appear at times to have been written by an Eastern master.”

Bengt Berg was born in 1946 in Torsby, Värmland, Sweden. He studied German and Nordic languages & Literary and Art studies at Uppsala University. He worked as a freelance writer and translator since 1975. Berg was a Member of the Swedish Parliament from 2010 to 2014. Since 1990, Bengt has operated the publishing house, Heidruns Förlag in his home village Fensbol near Torsby in the Province of Värmland. 

Bengt Berg’s debut poetry collection, Where the Dream Ends, appeared in1974; and since then he has written more than 35 books, mostly poetry. His poems have been translated into Nordic languages, as well as Arabian, Hebrew, English, German, Dutch, Greek, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Latvian, Vietnamese, Bangla, Hindi and Malayalam. In 2014, he published his Collected Poems, Dikter genom 40 år.


Kubrick Poetry • April • Emotions and things we collected

時間Time2019/4/27(Saturday) 4:00pm-5:00pm
主持Moderator: Polly Ho 
詩人PoetsNeil Douglas (UK), Thea Biesheuvel(Netherlands)

Maire Kondo’s way of organising is a worldwide trend. Items we own carry specific memory that tie to our experiences. They also evoke emotions embedded that we normally don’t realize. It only comes to our attention when we re-organise the items or when we decide whether to keep or throw the items away. Is there something that you have evoke specific memory to you? What are they? Why are they so important?  What items that spark joy and what items reminds you of sorrow? But some people don’t collect items. They collect memory. They collect memories from places and people around them. What are about you? How do you see the world and where your emotion comes from?

Neil Douglasis a doctor and poet from the UK. He is currently working as a Community Paediatrician at Barts Health having spent most of his working life as a GP on the Isle of Dogs in London's East End. He studies poetry at City Lit and has performed with the London Writers Eclective as well as being an enthusiastic member of the Covent Garden Stanza affiliated to the The Poetry Society. Last year he was commended and published in the Hippocrates Prize anthology and had two poems published in The North magazine. He is delighted to have had poems accepted for the Mingled Voices anthology published by Proverse in Hong Kong in 2019.

Thea Biesheuvelwas born in The Netherlands and migrated to Australia as a teenager. She has been writing poetry since she was 8. Her poems were in Dutch initially.  She learn English and later use the language to write poetry while living in Australia. Her influences were art and music, but her imagery and memories are her observations about people and places. She has never owned many things since she moved many times. She also write short stories about people and places. She is now a tutor at The University of the Third Age (Brisbane, Australia) and enjoys a busy retirement.


Kubrick Poetry • Artwork Open Call

We are looking for a visual image to match a poem. The image must be an original piece of artwork or photography. If you have an image that you think relates to one of our three selected poems, please submit your work to us! We will select the best image for each poem. The image and the poem will be combined to make cards that will go on sale as a way to promote poetry to the public.

When submitting your work, please indicate which poem it matches. You can submit one image for one poem, up to a maximum of three different images for three different poems. You cannot submit the same image for more than one poem. 

The winner will be awarded HKD$500. Your artwork or photograph will be used to make a card. There will be three winners in total, one winner for each poem.

By submitting your work, the participant agrees to give Kubrick Poetry Society the permission to use the work to make cards. Your name will be printed on the cards as the artist or photographer. 

Judging Panel
Florence Ng, Atom Cheung and Polly Ho

Deadline and details
Please send your artwork/photograph to Polly Ho at kubrickpoems@gmail.com. The extended deadline of submission is 31stAugust, 2019. In the e-mail, please state clearly your name, art medium, size of artwork, and year of completion. For photographs, no specific information is required. 

Past example of Kubrick Poetry Cards  




Poem 1 










Poem 2 





Poem 3

The change is all so subtle we hardly
notice: at first it is just the colour
of the postbox or a missing crown
on a uniform. We laugh at the promise
horse-racing will go on forever.
On lifestyle: less noodle stalls,
more shops of gold. And every day,
in Lo Wu, you hear frustrated voices
and grating wheels of trolley cases.
It's more useful to speak Mandarin
when you shop: and swipe Union Pay.
The pop stars are all touring north.
Nobody takes news seriously
anymore because it is biased
however you look at it. Lately
there are those who weep
for the death of Pokemon.

Slowly the textbooks for our children 
are changing: less on the colony,
more on ‘the Chinese dream’ and unity.

On birth: pregnant mothers crossing
the border in haste before due dates.

I wonder how a city 
can outgrow the country,
if going home is still an option

Jennifer Wong 
Born and grew up in Hong Kong, currently living in the UK with her husband and daughter.