Following the convening of Hong Kong International Poetry Nights 2011, The World of Words is a collection of selected works by some of the most internationally acclaimed poets today. The poem of "The Naming of a Crow" by Yu Jian (China) is finest contemporary poetry in trilingual or bilingual presentation.
Yu Jian (China) was born in 1954 in the city of Kunming, a city located on a plateau in south-west China. He graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Yunnan. His most important works include the poetry collections 60 Poems (1989), Note Anthology (2001) and Anthology and Image (2003); two books of prose, Notes on Brown Paper (1995) and Notes from the Human World (1997); and the five-volume selected poetry and prose entitled The Yu Jian Collection (2004). His documentary films include The Locomotive from 1910, Slow and The Blue Train Station. He has also written three plays, In Connection with AIDS (performed in Beijing by the Mou Sen Theatre Workshop), About an Evening Conversation (Paris) and About a Discussion on the Far Shore of the Nature of Chinese Words.
1. 在深夜 雲南遙遠的一角 At Midnight in a Far Corner of Yunnan 2. 作品112號 Opus 112 3. 速度 Speed 4. 一隻充滿傷心之液的水果 A Fruit Full of Brokenhearted Juice 5. 啤酒瓶蓋 The Beer Bottle-top 6. FLASH CARDS FLASH CARDS 7. 對一隻烏鴉的命名 The Naming of a Crow 8. 在漫長的旅途中 On this Endless Journey 9. 一枚穿過天空的釘子 The Nail That Pierced the Sky 10. 這黑暗是絕對的實體…… This Dark an Absolute Substance...... 11. 夏天 Summer