時間 Time：2016/1/17 (Sunday) 4:00pm-5:00pm
地點 Venue：油麻地 Kubrick電影中心一樓講廳
主持 Moderator: Polly Ho
詩人 Poet：Vaughan Rapatahana
An anthology of 57 new poems, sometimes code-switched between languages, Atonement is the fourth collection of poems by Vaughan Rapatahana. It reveals the poet’s emotions and imagination about living in Hong Kong for many years, as well as in Philippines, Aotearoa-New Zealand and about his travels to and experiences in many other locales. This book was co-published by MCCM Creations(Hong Kong) and ASM/Flying Island Books (Macao) in 2015 and also features illustrations by Pauline Wu.
Vaughan Rapatahana lives in Hong Kong, with a house in Aotearoa-New Zealand and also a home in Pampanga, Philippines, where he also frequently travels. He has lived in various parts of Asia for over 16 years. He has had poems published in many publications internationally in recent years. Two collections of his poetry were published in 2011: Home Away Elsewhere (Proverse Hong Kong) and china as kafka (Kilmog Press, Dunedin, Aotearoa) Rapatahana has a Ph.D from the University of Auckland. Currently he has been asked to write up a series of commentary posts for Jacket 2 at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), while he is also slotted to travel to both Australia and England during 2016, to deliver keynote addresses at various forums.