Poetry, a Conversation: China and the UK

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University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane

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LS2 9JT

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A Conversation Between poets from China, the UK, and Singapore

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Poets include:

Simon Armitage, Malika Booker, Kimberly Campanello, Ian Duhig, Zaffar Kunial, Madeleine Lee, Li Yuansheng, Lu Ye, Helen Mort, Na Ye, Jennifer Lee Tsai, Wang Jiaxin, John Whale, Eleanor Wong, Hai-Sui Yu, Yang Biwei, Yang Ke, Jay G. Ying, Zhang Jiawei

YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND ALL OR PART OF THE EVENT. IF YOU ONLY WISH TO ATTEND ONE OR ALL OF THE READINGS LISTED BELOW, THAT IS FINE, BUT PLEASE BOOK A TICKET.

Readings: 18 September 7.45 -9.30 (Workshop Theatre); 19 September 11.15-1.00 (Lecture Theatre 2, Clothworkers South), 2.00 -2.45 (Lecture Theatre 2, Clothworkers South).

A full schedule appears below:

Poetry : A Conversation, China and the UK

18th and 19th September 2019

Wednesday 18th September 2019

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11:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chair : John Whale

Clothworkers South: Lecture Theatre 2

Hai-Sui Yu (余海岁)

John Whale

Frances Weightman

11:15 – 12:30

Chinese Poetry Today

Chair : Brian Holton

Clothworkers South: Lecture Theatre 2 Remarks by 3 Chinese poets followed by discussion

YANG Ke (杨克)

LI Yuansheng (李元胜)

LU Ye (路也)

12:45 – 14:00

Break for Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Translating Chinese Poetry

Speakers :

Brian Holton

Ian Fairley

Cosima Bruno

Translating Foreign Poetry

Speaker: WANG Jiaxin (王家新)

Clothworkers South: Lecture Theatre 2

Led by Jacob Blakesley, Centre for Translation Studies

15:30 – 16:15

Break

16:15 – 17:30

UK Poetry Today

Chair : John Whale

Clothworkers South: Lecture Theatre 2 Remarks by 3 UK poets followed by discussion

Simon Armitage

Malika Booker

Ian Duhig

19:45 – 21:30

Readings

Chair : John Whale

(Workshop Theatre)

5 Chinese Poets : LI Yuansheng, NA Ye, YANG Ke, WANG Jiaxin, LU Ye

4 UK Poets : Simon Armitage, Malika Booker, Ian Duhig, Zaffar Kunial

Poetry : A Conversation, China and the UK

18th and 19th September 2019

Thursday 19th September 2019

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09:30 - 11:00

Poetry Today (China, UK and Singapore)

Chair : Eleanor Wong

Clothworkers South – Lecture Theatre 2

Remarks by WANG Jiaxin (王家新), NA Ye (娜夜), Helen Mort and Mad Lee, followed by discussion

11:00 – 11:15

Refreshment Break

11:30 – 13:00

Readings

Chair : Simon Armitage

Clothworkers South – Lecture Theatre 2 2 Chinese Poets (YANG Biwei 杨碧薇, ZHANG Jiawei 张家玮),

2 UK poets (Kimberly Campanello, Helen Mort)

2 Bi’an poets (Jay Ying, Jennifer Tsai)

2 Singapore Poets (Mad Lee, Eleanor Wong)

13:00 – 14:00

Break for Lunch

14:00 – 14:45

Readings

Chair : Jacob Blakesley

Clothworkers South – Lecture Theatre 2 John Whale, Hai-Sui Yu (余海岁)

Poems of LI Shaojun (李少君)and JIAN Ming (简明)

(to be read by WU Renji 吴任几)

14:45 – 15:30

Concluding Conversations

Chair : John Whale

Clothworkers South – Lecture Theatre 2

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University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

United Kingdom

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