時間 Time：2016/3/20 (Sunday) 4:30pm-5:30pm
地點 Venue：油麻地 Kubrick電影中心一樓講廳
主持 Moderator: Polly Ho & Cyrus Wong
詩人 Poet：Sayed Gouda
There are two books launched by the Hong Kong-based Egyptian poet Sayed Gouda. One is his fourth collection of poetry arranged in seven thematic sections: To the Soul, To Words, To the Night and the Sea, To Beauties Passing-By, To Them, To Life and Death, To the Heart. The book is bilingual in the original language Arabic together with the English translation done by the author. Another one is the complete works of poetry translated into Chinese by Gouda published by Qinghai People’s Publishing House in November 2015. The cover design and the inside sketches are courtesy of the famous Egyptian artist Mamdouh Kassifi.
Sayed Gouda was born in Cairo and emigrated to Hong Kong in 1992 where he currently resides. He did his undergraduate studies in Egypt and China, majoring in Chinese, and received his Ph.D. in comparative literary studies from the City University of Hong Kong in 2014. His research interests include comparative poetics, comparative literature, comparative cultural studies, and prosody studies. Gouda is a published poet, novelist and translator. His works and translations have appeared in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Macedonian, Uzbek, and Mongolian. He is the editor of a literary website called Nadwah that features five languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and German (www.arabicnadwah.com). From 2004 to 2010, he organised a monthly literary salon in Hong Kong. He has also participated in many international poetry festivals and academic conferences around the world.