Following the enormous success of the first and foremost IPNHK 2009, International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2011 was held on 9 – 13 November 2011. During the five consecutive days, renowned poets from various places around the world, such as Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Macau, Mexico, Russia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States, engaged in a series of poetry readings and discussions.
Objectives of this event :
1. to promote poetry appreciation among secondary and university students and the general public,
2. to provide a platform for the people of Hong Kong to reach out to local and international poetry,
3. to remind people the value of poetry which still plays an important role in life in a modernised and materialised world, and
4. to broaden the literary experience of Hong Kong readers, strengthen the components of imagination and creativity in local education and, thereby, enable Hong Kong to take one step forward in becoming an international cultural metropolis.