The Writers

    Page Richards
Page Richards, Director of the MFA, has been involved with Moving Poetry since the programme first offered classes in 2001. She publishes on poetry, American literature, drama, and performance. Her work has appeared in The Dalhousie Review, the Harvard Review, Wascana Review, the Journal of Modern Languages, and 'After thirty Falls': New Essays on John Berryman, among others. She is the author of Distancing English: A Chapter in the History of the Inexpressible and Lightly Separate. She has studied and taught at Harvard University and Boston University, offering courses in poetry, drama, and creative writing. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong.


Fiona Chung
Fiona Chung is a poet, whose poems have recently been published in various issues of Yuan Yang. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Music at The University of Hong Kong. She is now studying composition with Dr. Joshua Chan. Her body of work includes plays, short stories, poems and music compositions. Fiona was born in 1980. She attended the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong and obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma before she did her B.A. at HKU with a double major in English Studies and Comparative Literature.


Timothy Kaiser
Timothy Kaiser has been a Moving Poetry workshop leader since its beginning. He loves to work with young poets and watch their poetry grow and prosper. Tim is a teacher at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. He has published in many places and his collection of poetry called Food Court was published by Chameleon Press in 2003.


Agnes Lam
Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Agnes Lam left home at nineteen to study in Singapore and then America. Upon graduation with a PhD in linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh, she first taught at the National University of Singapore. She is now an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong. She has contributed poems to journals such as Ariel, Commentary, Dimsum, Singa, Westerly, World Englishes and Yuan Yang. Her two poetry collections, Woman to Woman and Other Poems and Water Wood Pure Splendour, were published in 1997 and 2001 respectively by Asia 2000.


Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Shirley Geok-lin Lim's Crossing the Peninsula received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. She has published four more poetry collections; a novel Joss and Gold, three books of short stories; an award-winning memoir, Among the White Moon Faces; two critical studies; and edited/co-edited volumes, including The Forbidden Stitch, which received the 1990 American Book Award. Among her honors, Lim received the UCSB Faculty Research Lecture Award (2002) and Chair Professorship of English at the University of Hong Kong. She is currently professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Marina Ma
Marina Ma is a poet whose poems have been published in Hong Kong, U.K., U.S.A. and India. She has two degrees from the University of Hong Kong with concentrations in Literature. She has been involved in the Moving Poetry programme since 2001. She is currently the Director of Creative Writing Programmes in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. She also serves as Editor for the literary journal Yuan Yang and Committee Member for the HKU Poetry Prize.


Dino Mahoney
Dino Mahoney is an award-winning playwright, a poet, broadcaster, journalist and academic. His poems have been published in both London and Hong Kong. Dino is currently based in London where he works as a writer and a teacher of English and drama at Imperial College.


Thomas Richards
Dr. Thomas Richards, Honorary Associate Professor at HKU, studied literature at Stanford University and taught for eight years at Harvard University. Offering longstanding expertise and wide-reaching experience, he teaches vivid and enduring practices of creative writing.


Eddie Tay
Eddie Tay has two volumes of poetry: Remnants (2001) and A Lover's Soliloquy (upcoming, March 2005). In his writings, he draws from Singaporean and Malaysian history and culture, as well as from Tang Dynasty poetry, most recently the erotic and cryptic verse of Li Shangyin. He is currently a doctoral candidate at The University of Hong Kong.