時間 Time：2011/11/12 (Saturday) 3:00pm-4:00pm
地點 Venue：油麻地 Kubrick (next to Broadway Cinemathèque, 3 Public Square St.)
主持 Moderators：Polly Ho, Florence Ng, Wong Wai Yim & Adam Cheung
語言 Language: English & Mandarin
詩人 Poet： Lo Chih Chen/ 羅智成 (Taiwan), Bejan Matur/ 白江•馬突爾 (Turkey)
Born in Taipei, Lo Chih Cheng (Luo Zhicheng) graduated from the Department of Philosophy of National Taiwan University and later completed course work in the doctoral program. Active in the media, including television and broadcasting, he also served some official positions such as Commissioner of the Department of Information of Taipei city government and Director of Kwang Hua Information and Cultural Center (Hong Kong).
Lo published his first book of poems, which he not only self-financed but also designed and illustrated, in 1975. Since then he has published more than ten books of poetry. Lo’s literary works are famous for their philosophical profoundness, imaginative imagery, lyrical syntax and original insight. Already an established poet in the 1970s, he has continued to influence poets of a younger generation.
Bejan Matur was born of an Alevi Kurdish family on 14 September 1968 in the ancient Hittite
city of Marash in Southeast Turkey. She studied Law at Ankara University, but has never
practiced. In her university years, her poetry was published in several literary periodicals.
Reviewers found her poetry ‘dark and mystic’.
Her first book, Rüzgar Dolu Konaklar (Winds Howl Through the Mansions) published in 1996 won several literary prizes. Her following books, Tanrı Görmesin Harflerimi (God Must Not See The Letter of My Script) in 1999. Her poetry has been translated up to 17 languages. Her book İbrahim’in Beni Terketmesi (Leaving of Abraham), published in March 2008, was considered by the critics to be her best book ever, creating a personal ontology and a personal mythology inspired by thousands of years of Sufi Tradition.
It is part of the International Poetry Nights 2011