International Poets in Hong Kong: Mutsuo Takahashi


The International Poets in Hong Kong series was initiated in September 2010, which has brought many internationally renowned poets to visit Hong Kong and published their bilingual volumes of poetry in Hong Kong. Continuing this success, we are going to present Mutsuo Takahashi (1937-) in 2019.

Book Launch and Poetry Reading: Dusk Glow and the Youth
Readers: Mutsuo Takahashi, Tian Yuan
Venue: The Jockey Club Studio Theatre, The Fringe Club
Address: 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Date: 9 September 2019
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Languages: Japanese, Chinese

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Mutsuo Takahashi is one of the most prolific authors in contemporary Japan, best known as a formally inventive poet and a master of the traditional poetic forms of tanka and haiku, although he has also written plays, novels and essays. He is especially well known for his open writing about male homoeroticism. Takahashi has, to date, published about thirty books of poetry, including tanka and haiku and three collected volumes.

Tian Yuan (1965-) first came to Japan as a government-financed student early in the 1990s. In 2003, he received a Doctorate in Literature for his study of the poetry of Shuntarô Tanikawa. He now teaches in Tôhoku University in Japan, and is chiefly engaged in the translation of contemporary Japanese poetry. His books of translation into Chinese so far include Selected Poems of Shuntarô Tanikawa (2 volumes) and An Alien: Selected Poems of Takashi Tsujii. Tian has been awarded literary prizes for poetry in China, America and Taiwan.


Hong Kong Poetry Festival Foundation

The Chinese University Press