Aiden Heung - Poetry and Creative Writing, Shanghai
"We play at believing ourselves immortal. We delude ourselves in the appraisal of our own works and in our perpetual misappraisal of the works of others. See you at the Nobel, writers say, as one might say: see you in hell." - Roberto Bolano
Chinese poet, reader, writer, occasional translator, squash player, fitness enthusiast, traveler, sales manager in a top chemical company looking over Aussie architecture business.
Tongji University graduate with an MA in English Language and Literature
former starting member of The International House Of Poets in Shanghai, occasional Chinese poetry editor for A Shanghai Poetry Zine.
my writings in English have been included in many online and offline literary journals around the globe, most notably in The New English Review in London, The Shanghai Literary Review and Alluvium: Literary Shanghai in Shanghai, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal in Hongkong among many others(read here).
I love to talk about books. Some of my favorite authors are Dostoevsky, Herman Hesse, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Mcdonagh, T.S.Eliot, Rainer Maria Rilke, C.P.Cavafy, Jorges Borges, Roberto Bolano, Tenessee Williams, Yu Xiuhua, Tomas Transtroemer, Camus, Patrick Modiano, Salmon Rushdie, and many others.
and Oh, if you wanna understand the homepage poem, please click here