Madcap intensity drives satire of disconnected modern world

Madcap intensity drives satire of disconnected modern world

May We Be Forgiven

by A.M. Homes


Bron Sibree

Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 10:28am

Poems on the Underground

An idea travels

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Homicide by David Simon Canongate, HK$113

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

A case of stanza and deliver

Students used both rhyme and reason as they explored the environment, identity and community at a poetry reading last weekend.

The topics formed the basis of poems written and read in English by eight local secondary students chosen to perform alongside British dub poet Levi Tafari.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Words with rhythm

Dub poet Levi Tafari gave up his well-paid job as a chef to indulge his passion for words. He's in town this month to pass on his creative wisdom to Hong Kong students.

The poet and consciousness raiser from Liverpool, England, was invited by the British Council as a special guest for the SCOLAR (Standing Committee on Language Education and Research) English Festival 2007.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Poetry brings royal honour

Reciting poetry on a busy street is guaranteed to attract attention. It's also good for building confidence, says Rashid Baba, who will recite a poem in honour of Queen Elizabeth's 80th birthday.

The HKMA David Li Kwok Po College student will read The Golden Rule, by English poet Andrew Motion, at a special service at St John's Cathedral on April 22.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Share your poems

A poem isn't finished after it's written. Poetry is for sharing, so give your poems to your parents, teachers or friends to read - anyone you trust to tell the truth.

Find out if they enjoy them and whether they have any suggestions.

Once you are confident your poems are the best they can be, share them with more people in one or more of the following ways:

25 May 2005 - 12:00am

On tour

Historic Visit inspires poetic outpouring

Mr Lien's visit has awakened the poet in many a Chinese netizen.

Website has published hundreds of poems inspired by the historic visit.

2 May 2005 - 12:00am

Poem captures beauty of nature

Elizabeth Bishop has attempted to capture the movement of a bird called the Sandpiper in her poem of the same name. We will analyse how successful she is in doing this, and also look at other visions of the world offered by the poet.

The poem is set at the edge of the seashore where the Sandpiper lives:

'The roaring alongside he takes for granted

28 May 2004 - 12:00am

The rhyme and reason of classroom dramas

Shakespeare famously suggested that 'all the world's a stage', but the spotlight fell on schools this week as two performance groups brought drama to the classroom.

19 May 2001 - 12:00am