時間 Time：2014/5/25 (Sunday) 4:00pm-5:00pm
地點 Venue：油麻地 Kubrick電影中心一樓講廳
主持 Moderators: Polly Ho & Atom Cheung
詩人 Poet：Vaughan Rapatahana
Poet Vaughan Rapatahana has lived for many years in a variety of countries and now lives and works in Hong Kong. Vaughan has been published as a poet throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, U.K., France, India, U.S.A., Macau, PR China and several other countries Rapatahana writes across a variety of genre and has also had novel, short story, language critique, original philosophy etcetera published.
He was Poetry Editor for MAI Review Journal, a leading online academic journal specializing in the work of indigenous writers until the end of 2011 and is a member of the New Zealand Poetry Society. Vaughan has a PhD in Existential Literature and Philosophy from the University of Auckland. His ancestry is Maori and he is affiliated to the Te Atiawa iwi (tribe). His wife is from the Philippines and they are a multilingual household.
Already in 2014, Rapatahana has been chief editor of the new Poetry Outloud Hong Kong anthology OutLoud Too published in April; has recently completed a new novel entitled Novel, which now rests with publishers; organized a follow up to English Language as Hydra to be called Confronting the Hydra, which will be published by Multilingal Matters, U.K. in April, 2015; co-edited a further poetry teaching resource soon to be published in Aotearoa-New Zealand by Essential Resources, Christchurch (Expand your mind with Poetry) and has a new collection of poems – Atonement – to be published by ASM/Flying Islands Press (Macau) later in the year. His obituary for the English writer Colin Wilson appears in the current Philosophy Now and he is also the featured poet in this months edition of a fine line.
He will read from his earlier poetry collections - Home Away Elsewhere; china as kafka, Schisms and this upcoming new book Atonement.