IPNHK 2011



Following the enormous success of the first and foremost international poetry festival in Hong Kong, “International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2009”, the Centre for East Asian Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences of City University of Hong Kong and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Hong Kong University of Science and

Technology will co-organize the International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2011 on 9 – 13 November 2011. During the five consecutive days, renowned poets who come from various places around the world, such as Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Macau, Mexico, Russia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Turkey, and United States, will engage in a series of performance.

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.





(一) 在中學、大學,甚至普羅大眾當中推動詩歌欣賞;

(二) 為香港人提供一個接觸本地及國際詩歌的平臺;

(三) 提醒大家雖然活在現代化和物質化的社會中,詩歌的價值在生命中仍然佔一重要席位;

(四) 擴闊香港讀者的文學經驗,加強本地教育的想像和創意元素,從而讓香港更進一步成為國際文化大都會。