International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong (IPNHK) is one of the most influential international poetry events in Asia. From 22–26 November 2017, over 20 invited poets from various countries, ADONIS (Syria), Agnes S. L. Lam (Hong Kong), Anja Utler (Germany), Chan Chi Tak (Hong Kong), Charles Bernstein (US), Chen Dongdong (China), CHEN Xianfa (China), Chow Yiu Fai (Hong Kong), Dmitry Vedenyapin (Russia), Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa), George Szirtes (UK), Haris Vlavianos (Greece), Javier Bello (Chile), Jérôme Game (France), John Burnside (UK), Julia Fiedorczuk (Poland), Lorna Crozier (Canada), Major Jackson (US), Maram al-Masri (Syria), Mark TREDINNICK (Australia), Moon Chung-hee (South Korea), Nuno Júdice (Portugal), Semezdin Mehmedinović (Bosnia), Shuntarô Tanikawa (Japan), Toshiko Hirata (Japan), will be in Hong Kong to read their works based on the theme “Ancient Enmity.” The collection makes a treasured contemporary poetry anthology in trilingual or bilingual presentation.
Edited by Bei Dao, Lucas Klein and Chris Song, the Ancient Enmity twenty-four volume box set is an extended edition o f the single-volume anthology. Included are twenty-four pocket-sized paperbacks encased in a fine paper box, containing works by each of the poets included in the anthology, accompanied by English and / or Chinese translations. This collection seeks to make accessible the best of contemporary international poetry with outstanding translations. Each of the twenty-four volumes can be purchased separately.