地點 Venue： 油麻地 Kubrick(next to Broadway Cinemathèque, 3 Public Square St.)
主持 Moderators：Polly Ho, Adam Cheung, Florence Ng
詩人 Poet：Vaughan Rapatahana
Born Patea (ko Te Atiawa te iwi), Ph.D University of Auckland, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Lived and worked in several countries, including UAE, Republic of Nauru, Brunei Darussalam, PR China and currently spends his time between homes in Te Araroa, Pampanga, Hong Kong. Published extensively in a variety of publications worldwide – from Philosophy Now to Asian Cha - and author of several books and poetry teaching resources. Also Poetry Editor Maori and Indigenous Review Journal.
Vaughan Rapatahana’s poems are replete with references to his own Indigenous heritage in Aotearoa-New Zealand and his current exiled status as a resident also of both Hong Kong and Pampanga, Philippines. Indeed themes of alienation, marginalization, alternatives scream through his lines – apposite for a man with a Ph.D in existential literary criticism and the work of the author of The Outsider, Colin Wilson.
Rapatahana will read from his two 2011 poetry publications of Home Away Elsewhere (Proverse Hong Kong); china as kafka (Kilmog Press, Aotearoa-New Zealand) and his new HKDSE poetry & song teaching resource (Aristo Educational Press) will also be available for viewing