Date: Monday 12 August 2019
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Venue: 序言書室 Hong Kong Reader Bookstore (7/F, 68 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Hong Kong)
Moderator: Tammy Lai-Ming Ho
Featured poets: Donald Berger, Michael O'Sullivan and Chris Song
Do poets have a social responsibility? What are the ethical implications when poets obtain creative inspiration from the society of which they are part? And what, if anything, can a poet be said to owe his or her society? Is there such a thing as 'poetic obligation'? Can poetry address problems and issues in a society, and how?
At the reading "Poetry & Society", our featured Cha contributors (Donald Berger, Michael O'Sullivan and Chris Song) will answer some of these questions. They will also be reading selected poems, either by themselves or by others, that discuss and explore the relationship between poetry and society.
Our store has very limited space with about 30 seats, which are available on a first come, fist served basis. There are still less standing room. The store will be closed for the event if the site is full. Sorry for the inconvenience.