Kubrick Poetry • March • The Lost Novel

時間 Time2015/3/22 (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 James Shea

James Shea's first book Star in the Eye won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize and garnered widespread acclaim with rave reviews in the Times Literary Supplement, Boston Review, Colorado Review, and the Chicago Sun-Times, which named it a "Favorite Book of the Year" (2008). His follow-up, The Lost Novel (Fence Books, NY), comes on the heels of that praise and the anticipation that's been building since his stunning debut. 

Shea, a former Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong and recipient of The Poetry Center of Chicago’s Gwendolyn Brooks Award for Excellence in Teaching, is currently teaching poetry writing at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has lived in Japan and was inspired by the masters of Japanese haikai poetry—Bashō, Issa, and Buson—as well as by more experimental haiku poets like Ozaki Hōsai and Sayumi Kamakura, both of whom he has translated. “I discovered how deeply Japanese poetry was inspired by classical Chinese poetry,” says Shea.

“James comes to Hong Kong with a background of teaching creative writing at the university level, a high-quality published collection of poetry (Star in the Eye, 2008) that has been critically acclaimed and an MFA from a top program (University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop).”
                                                                                                     —Xu Xi