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Paper Scissors Stone

Kit Fan

Publication Year: 2011

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Kit Fan now lives in the UK. He completed a PhD in English at the University of York, and his poems have been widely published in literary magazines such as Poetry Review, Poetry London, and Poetry Wales, and The London Magazine. He won a 2006 Times Stephen Spender Prize for Translation and the 2010 inaugural HKU Poetry Prize.

Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU

How Cangjie Invented Chinese Characters

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pp. 11-12

Pictures of Foreign Objects

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pp. 13-14

The Hairdresser by the Styx

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pp. 15-

Roots

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pp. 16-

Thatched House Destroyed by an Autumn Storm

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pp. 17-18

In a Pavilion by a Stream

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pp. 19-

Hero Tree

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pp. 20-

China Landscape in the Forecourt of the British Museum

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pp. 21-22

Paper Scissors Stone

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pp. 23-25

BN(O)

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pp. 26-27

From a Distance

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pp. 28-29

Reading Thom Gunn’s Notebooks at the Bancroft Library

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pp. 30-33

Handwriting

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pp. 34-35

Watershed

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pp. 36-

Obstacles to Dreams

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pp. 37-

Lines from ‘Another Poem of Insomnia’

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pp. 38-

A Letter to Woyzeck

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pp. 39-40

Ghost Letter

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pp. 41-42

Rain on a Spring Night

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pp. 43-

The Gardener of Qufu

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pp. 44-45

Morandi

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pp. 46-

The Enigma of a Cul-de-sac

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pp. 47-

‘Last night wind rose’

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pp. 48-

Hammersh

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pp. 49-

Eros at the Gym

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pp. 50-

Four Treasures of the Scholar’s Studio

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pp. 51-54

Night Temples

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pp. 55-56

‘Chinese Poetry’ (in translation)

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pp. 57-58

Notes

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pp. 59-62

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Acknowledgements

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pp. 63-66

I am grateful to the editors of Acumen, Envoi, London Magazine, Magma, Poetry London, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, The Warwick Review and The Wolf, in which earlier versions of these poems were printed. ‘Thatched House Destroyed by an Autumn Storm’ won a Times Stephen Spender Prize for Translation in 2006 and was published in the prize booklet...

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About the HKU Poetry Prize

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pp. 67-69

The HKU Poetry Prize, initiated by the School of English at the University of Hong Kong in 2010, is an international award recognizing outstanding poetry written in English. Judged by renowned poets, it celebrates a body of original work in a first book of poems published by Hong Kong University Press. The HKU Poetry Prize looks to the history...


E-ISBN-13: 9789888053735
Print-ISBN-13: 9789888083473

Page Count: 68
Publication Year: 2011