In May 2008, Florence Bamberger, a then second-year illustration student from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, contacted me and said she would like to illustrate some of my poems for her final-year project. In the end she chose three poems: “In a Restaurant” (inspired by a Chinese poem by my friend Ellen Lai and first published in Magma Poetry [UK]), “Minute” (first published in Muse [Hong Kong]) and “Newest, Hottest, Tallest, the Most London” (first published in Poetry NZ [New Zealand]).
Last night, I received an email from Florence and she told me that her Illustration-Poetry collaboration received the best mark in her class (95%) and that the project, resulting in a book, is currently exhibited along with other students’ works, in an exhibition in London until Friday 20th March 2009. If you are in London and have a moment, do go to the exhibition!
Now perhaps I can say my poetry has been exhibited in London? 🙂 Congratulations, Florence, for your good work. I am so proud of you!
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This post was originally written on March 11, 2009