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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Felix Chow

Felix Chow

Felix Chow is a poet and academic from Hong Kong.

Main reading Felix Chow

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to! In his work, Chow is not afraid to deal with heavy and highly political topics, such as the Hong Kong student protests of 2019. Being a young person living in Hong Kong is central to his poetic and academic work. He also concerns himself with and makes use of the playfulness of Kongish, the type of English fused with Cantonese that is spoken in Hong Kong.

 

Bio Felix Chow

Chow double-majored in English and Hong Kong Studies, achieving first-class honours at the University of Hong Kong, and is currently working as a research assistant at the Hong Kong Metropolitan Univer...

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Main reading Felix Chow

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to! In his work, Chow is not afraid to deal with heavy and highly political topics, such as the Hong Kong student protests of 2019. Being a young person living in Hong Kong is central to his poetic and academic work. He also concerns himself with and makes use of the playfulness of Kongish, the type of English fused with Cantonese that is spoken in Hong Kong.

 

Bio Felix Chow

Chow double-majored in English and Hong Kong Studies, achieving first-class honours at the University of Hong Kong, and is currently working as a research assistant at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University’s School of Arts and Social Sciences. His poems have been published in several journals such as the Lincoln Review, Voice and Verse and CHA: An Asian Literary Journal. Additionally, Chow is a co-organizer of OutLoud Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s longest running English poetry collective. He also works as an English tutor. 

Felix Chow has been honoured with several awards such as the Maisie Choa English Poetry Prize and has won the HKBU Century Club Citywide English Poetry Competition. 

For five weeks, including during Poetry International Festival 2024, Felix Chow will be the Poet in Residence at Poetry International. 

Sunday June 9th  

17.30 - 18.00

LantarenVenster - Auditorium 5


Pricing

Buy a day- or passe-partout-ticket via the link above.

Language and duration

Language: English, Kongish, Cantonese

Poets recite in their own language and you can read the translations into English and/or Dutch via projections. 

Duration: 30 minutes

 

Festival poets

See also

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère