30 January 2008

NEW PUBLICATION - Poetry Macao (includes AA poets Ouyang Yu and Adam Aitken)

Writing Macao - Issue #1

From the homepage:

"Welcome to the first issue of Poetry Macao, a publication of the Association of Stories in Macao (ASM). In this first issue we have a strong focus on Australian-Poetry – this is to coincide with the Australia-Macao poetry reading being held at the University of Macau on November 6 at the STDM auditorium in the university’s international library. The Australian focus also coincides with the inauguration of a University of Melbourne/Asialink sponsored Writer’s Residency at the University of Macau. Peter Bakowski – currently Writer-in-Residence here – will we hope be the first of many Australian writers to be hosted at the University of Macau. As well as featuring Bakowski’s work, this first issue showcases the work of established Australian poets who have strong connections with the East Asian region. Among these are Adam Aitken and Carolyn can Langenberg – also guests of the University of Macau for the November 6 poetry reading (and guest readers at United International College [in Zhuhai] on November 7). This first issue also features the work of Chinese/Australian, Ouyang Yu (currently Professor of Australian Literature at Wuhan University), and of Alan Jefferies, a poet long resident in HK and recently returned to his native Queensland."