Kubrick Poetry • January • Octavio Paz

時間 Time2015/1/18 (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 Poets Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and contributors to Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz, Mexican writer, poet, diplomat and public intellectual, was awarded the 1981 Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature. He built bridges among cultures, and especially among poets. His connections with Asia were considerable. Moved by the wisdom and lyrical thrust of Chinese poetry, he translated some 60 classical poems primarily from the Tang and Song dynasties. These are still considered the best translations of Chinese poems in Spanish. Paz also served as ambassador to India, and wrote lucidly on South Asian and its culture. 

Desde means "from" and this anthology of original poetry from Hong Kong and beyond commemorates the centenary of the poet's birth and illustrates the continuing ability of Paz's poetry to inspire and stimulate across decades, cultures and oceans.

About Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
Tammy Ho is founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Assistant Professor of English literature at Hong Kong Baptist University.