June 2012
  • 主辦機構kubrick poetry
  • 活動類型 詩會
  • 主持Polly Ho﹑Adam Cheung﹑ Florence Ng
  • 講者Gillian Bickley
  • 活動日期2012.6.24 (Sun)
  • 時間5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • 語言English


Kubrick Poetry • June • Perceptions


Gillian Bickley, born and educated in the United Kingdom, has lived mostly in Hong Kong since 1970.

Perceptions, this fifth poetry collection, consists of short pieces, poetry or poem-like essays, written over a period of thirty years, on various serious and reflective topics, but with some humorous and occasional work too. As in Gillian Bickley's previous collections, the subjects occur internationally: this time, in the Pyrenees, Nigeria, Hawai'i, Albania, as well as Hong Kong.

Taken as a whole, this collection recognizes the need for shelter and survival, the desire for love, for achievement, for feelings of self-worth, for objects on which to bestow reciprocal affection and the search for high-order achievements beyond the self. Reaching beyond this, Perceptions considers the needs of other species, our responsibilities towards them and the fragile environment that we all share.