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9th Taipei Poetry Festival 2008

9th Taipei Poetry Festival 2008

9th Taipei Poetry Festival 2008

With poetry as the messenger, the Taipei Poetry Festival has opened a door to different cultures of the world for the readers to hear the real polyphony there is.
This year, the focus is on the Asian poetry scene. With many years of efforts, the Taipei Poetry Festival finally succeeded in inviting two distinguished guests, renowned Korean poet Kim Hyesoon and Chinese post-obscure poet Yu Jian (于堅).
The Taipei Poetry Festival has taken up the responsibility to bridge the gaps between Taiwan and the world, the elite and the proletariat. Also, it is among the organizers' goals to obscure the lines of demarcation existing between different literary and art forms while pursuing the ultimate ideal of a harmonious existence with no heed to all manmade boundaries - be it class, race, or gender. This year, in addition to continuing with Poetry in Motion - a call for poetry films - which was met with enthusiastic response last year, there are special screenings of film by world-renowned poets Gao Xingjian(高行健) and Yu Jian, stage performance Midaregami - Tangled Hair: A Poem of Light and Shadows(亂髮), and a recital by Wang Yujun(王榆鈞), winner of the first prize at the Taipei Poetry Competition 2006.
Moreover, there will be an activity called Poetry Reading for All in collaboration with the Guling Street Book and Art Fair and the Nanhai Gallery as well as various interdisciplinary exhibitions, with the aim to bring the Taipei Poetry Festival closer to the local communities.
The 9th Taipei Poetry Festival 2008 will be held from November 15 to 23. For more information about programs and events of the festival, please visit http://www.taipeipoetry.org/Index.aspx


Updated : 2021-09-19 20:01 GMT+08:00