For Abel, A is red, B is green, C is blue and D is orange. The hardest question for him is “where are you from?”. His hometowns include Hubei, Hebei, Liaoning, Hainan Island and probably more in the future.
Daniel started writing poetry at Linfield College during the 2014–15 spring semester. He was taught and inspired by poets such as Lex Runciman, Joe Wilkins and Mary Szybist. He hates the word “if” and humans’ weakness in using this word.
Emily is now in the third year of her PhD studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include Anglophone African literature and post-colonial literature. She is conducting research on the Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera. The idea of “serendipity” captivates her – not being governed by any boundaries or norms but infused with the exquisiteness of enlightenment, randomness, and limitlessness.
George Lam Ka-Kwok (Graduate, MA in Literary and Comparative Studies)
George has been experimenting with free verse, the sonnet, pantoum, haiku and other poetic genres while working on the craft of poetry writing over the past few years. He currently resides in Shenzhen.
Grace loves the smell of old books and prefers printed pages over electronic ones. She would rather be witty and die young rather than be unintelligent and live forever. She would like “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” to be played at her funeral, though she has yet to come across a favourite version.
Rosanna loves words and believes that they can change the world.
Jodie has been the Chief Editor of a few abortive blogs and is an enthusiast of too many things, ranging from indie to mainstream. Her favourite word is “awkward” and she is it personified. She hopes to write for a living.
Pamela was one of the finalists in the HKBU English Poetry Competition in 2014. She reveals her emotional world through poetry. She really hates when people ask her questions like “Why do you have to be so diligent/hard-working/independent.etc”. She simply loves what she is learning and enjoys her time in the English Department at HKBU. Besides, what’s wrong with being serious about life?
An ardent bibliophile and cinephile, Suzanne sees the world in vivid colours. With a concentration in Comparative Literature, she straddles both Chinese and English narratives with untethered imagination. Hoarding a vast collection of novels and vinyl records, Suzanne lives dangerously under a wavering tower of words and rhythm.
Yvonne does not want to be any literary character because she finds herself reading classic tragedies more than any other genre. She admires how Quasimodo and Oliver Twist live their lives in adversity but she does not wish to be them. She likes to write in different genres, especially in poetry since her work debuted in 2014 CIE Literary Journal.