From Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octavio Paz. Radio 3 Morning Brew
Popular radio host Phil Whelan has conducted an interview with Juan José Morales, co-editor of the poetry anthology, ‘Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octavio Paz’, as the book is now launched.
Leading the conversation in unexpected ways, Phil Whelan, turned the interview in an occasion to talk seriously about literature:
Poetry in translation, the modernists breakthrough, T.S. Eliot reciting his own poems, and of course about the present book in tribute to Octavio Paz.
This books is yet another proof that Hong Kong, a truly cosmopolitan city, boasts a rich literary life, with world-class writers. Another proof of Hong Kong’s standing is the current writers’ retreat taking place in Sardinia led by Ciriaco Offeddu.
The radio programme has been an occasion to re-discover Octavio Paz, the poet, the intellectual, a truly global writer, whose world encompassed from the Upanishads to the Zhuangzi, from Wang Wei to Walt Whitman, from Garcilaso de la Vega to Rubén Darío. Who built bridges between writers and cultures.