Hong Kong-based poets Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Eddie Tay will host an intimate evening poetry reading where mindful listening and discussing are encouraged. Tay will share a selection of his poems on urban life and feeling, while Ho on locality and social crisis.
Tammy Lai-Ming Ho
Tammy Lai-Ming Ho is the founding co-editor of the first Hong Kong-based international Asia-focused journal, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, an editor of the academic journals Victorian Network and Hong Kong Studies, and the first English-language editor of Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine. Ho is an Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she teaches poetics, fiction, and modern drama. She is also the President of PEN Hong Kong, a Junior Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, an Advisor to the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing, and an Associate Director of One City One Book Hong Kong. Ho’s first collection of poetry is Hula Hooping (Chameleon 2015), for which she won the Young Artist Award in Literary Arts from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Her first short story collection Her Name Upon The Strand (Delere Press), her second poetry collection Too Too Too Too (Math Paper Press) and chapbook An Extraterrestrial in Hong Kong (Musical Stone) were published in 2018. Her first academic book is Neo-Victorian Cannibalism (Palgrave, 2019). She recently guest-edited a Hong Kong Feature for World Literature Today (Spring 2019) and the Hong Kong special issue of Sweden PEN’s The Dissident Blog.
Eddie Tay is a poet and street photographer who teaches undergraduate courses on creative writing and poetry at the Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also teaches a postgraduate course on Hong Kong culture, photography and social media. He is the author of four volumes of poetry, the most recent being Dreaming Cities (2016), a collection of street photography and poetry. His scholarly writings often negotiate between creative writing and critical thinking. The urban landscapes of Hong Kong and Singapore are his creative muses. His recent book Anything You Can Get Away With: Creative Practices (2018) focuses on creative practices as research.