Summary – IPNHK 2017

International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2017

– An Ancient Enmity –

22-26 November 2017, Hong Kong

27-29 November 2017, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Xiamen

International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong (IPNHK) is an award-winning biennial poetry festival established by renowned contemporary Chinese poet Bei Dao. Since its debut in 2009 in Hong Kong, IPNHK has become the most influential series of international poetry events in the sinophone areas, delivered internationally acclaimed poets’ thoughts and ideas about poetry to China. Following its enormous success, IPNHK’s 2017 event happened between 22-26 November in Hong Kong, with the theme “An Ancient Enmity”, and invited more than twenty poets and lyricists from different parts of the world to share and read their works. After the events in Hong Kong, the poets and lyricists were divided into five groups and went on to join poetry activities held in five Mainland Chinese cities – Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, and Xiamen.