Later on, when I read the revolutionary works of Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde and Langston Hughes during my undergraduate studies in the US, I knew that poetry was the genre I would dedicate myself to in the years to come.
What do you like best about creating and working in the UK literary world, and what would you like to see change or evolve?
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What are some recent books that you’d like to share with our readers?
Some recent favorites include Terrance Hayes’ (both forthcoming in 2019). I suppose there’s always the inevitable lull in generating new work, and I’m going through one of those phases.
Not to mention the fact that so many international poets pass through the UK as part of their reading tours, so one gets to meet poets from all corners of the globe, which is such a treat.
Also, the presence of the National Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre and specialist bookshops such as the LRB and Gay’s the Word make me feel seen and supported as a poet.
I did feel a certain discomfort reading and learning about the fields of England when none of that was part of the landscape I’d grown up in, which featured majestic mountains and seasonal typhoons.
In the words of Kamau Braithwaite, “the hurricane does not roar in pentameter”: a line which sums up the problematics inherent in the imposition of a colonial literature onto Hong Kong, to the extent that many students were (implicitly) taught that Chinese literature was of less importance than its English counterpart.