Item #66 Days When I Hide My Corpse in a Cardboard Box: Selected Poems of Natalia Chan (Hong Kong Atlas) 自我紙盒藏屍的日子. Lok Fung.

Days When I Hide My Corpse in a Cardboard Box: Selected Poems of Natalia Chan (Hong Kong Atlas) 自我紙盒藏屍的日子

Zephyr Press, August 2018. Trade Paperback. Item #66
ISBN: 1938890183

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33 bilingual poems of Hong Kong. Intersections of pop culture, high art, politics, relationships, and literary and feminist theory. Originally written in Chinese by poet and cultural critic Lok Fung (Natalia Chan); translated into English by Eleanor Goodman. This book, together with Xi Xi’s Not Written Words and Liu Wai Tong’s Wandering Hong Kong with Spirits, are the first publications in the Hong Kong Atlas series. Hong Kong Atlas is an important first step in expanding the English-language canon with a range of Hong Kong voices. By drawing on literature, translation and creative culture as a way of remapping a global city, the Atlas project offers alternative histories to Hong Kong through its own literature.

Lok Fung explores the political, linguistic and cultural tensions of being both from Hong Kong and a feminist in her first major bilingual collection in English. A prolific poet and critic, she writes in Cantonese, sprinkling her work with pop culture references, and engaging directly with the current turmoil in Hong Kong (and broader Chinese) politics and society, as well as the shifting interventions with the international community. Fung is best known for her award-winning Chinese collection Flying Coffin. Her interests include cultural and film theory, gender studies, popular culture, performance studies, cross-dressing and fashion.

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