and Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
invite you to a reception for the launch of Hula Hooping
, her first collection of poetry.
Tuesday 28 April, 6:30-8:00pm
(announcements at 7:00pm)
Karin Weber Gallery
20 Aberdeen Street, Central
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming's first collection has been fifteen years "between pen and press". The poems, cross-cultural and personal, paint a broad canvas from love to language, and family to politics. Hula Hooping
is a valuable addition to the growing corpus of Hong Kong poetry in English.
"Tammy Ho's first book of poems marks the heart-felt, enigmatic, sassy, unapologetically socially engaged voice of an emergent generation that Hong Kong has long waited for." ~ Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Commonwealth Poetry Prize and American Books Awards winner
Attendees can also take the opportunity to view the current exhibition at the Karin Weber Gallery
. The Gallery has a solid reputation for presenting and promoting local, regional and international contemporary art in Hong Kong. The Gallery showcases the work of both emerging and mid-career artists through carefully curated exhibitions and regular art fairs both local and overseas. The current exhibition (10 April - 9 May 2015) is A Touch of Glass
featuring artists Angela Glajcar, Marc Lepilleur and Michal Macku.
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
. She has edited several volumes of poetry and short fiction published in Hong Kong, including Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octavio Paz
(Chameleon Press, 2014) and Love & Lust
(Hong Kong Writers Circle / Inkstone Books, 2008). She is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University.