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Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2017: "Twin Cities / Twin Cinema (雙城 / 對詩)"

  • Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences 2 Caine Lane Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

Hong Kong is a cinematic city—picture the neo-noir neon of Blade Runner and the stylised longing of Wong Kar-wai’s early works. Singapore is a city of form—rigidly planned, with a citizenry cultured to conform. The juxtaposition of these rival, twinned cities inspires twin cinema, a poetic form in two skyscraper-like columns that can be read vertically or horizontally. Editors Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and Joshua Ip will introduce Twin Cities, the first collection of twin cinema poetry in the world. They will be joined by contributors, both established and emergent.

Featured contributors: Andrew BarkerArthur LeungJonathan Ng, Jason S Polley, Phoebe K T Poon, Kate RogersEddie Tay and Tina Villareal  

Also in attendance: Jeff Chow Jung Sing

Poems read at the launch:

  • Dorothy Chan's "Hollywood" (p. 16)
  • Tina Villareal's "Freedom of Speech" (p. 38)
  • Andrew Barker's "Chewing-over Access" (p. 41)
  • Arthur Leung's "Time Tunnel" (p. 50)
  • Jason S Polley's "Coolly Calculated Calisthenics aka Gilt Muck Luck" (p. 68)
  • Kate Rogers and Eddie Tay's "City Banyan (Broken)" (p. 77)

VENUE: Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
ADDRESS: 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan
EVENT WEBSITE: Hong Kong International Literary Festival

4 Nov 2017, 3.30pm–4.30pm. Free admission.