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Poets in Asia

Peel Street Poetry

Session Detail

Female poets from Hong Kong’s award winning Peel Street Poetry stand up and speak out about what it’s like to be a woman in Asia. The good, the bad and the ugly. Recorded live at Orange Peel.

Peel Street Poetry is a group of people dedicated to promoting poetry in Hong Kong. It centers mostly around the weekly open mic nights which are held every Wednesday of the month except the first. These open mic nights have been running for 10 years and began in a mythical place called Joyce is Not Here. Joyce is Not Here was a little blue bar on Peel Street, in Central, which lasted from 2005 to 2013. It was there that two lovely human beings, Nashua Gallagher and Keith McMullen, banded together a small group of poets to come share their writing, and some laughs, every week.