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Summary

Liam is a lawyer, writer and poet based in Perth and Hong Kong. His debut poetry collection A Gateway Has Opened was published in 2021 by Proverse Hong Kong with the support of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Biography

Liam Blackford is a West Australian lawyer, writer and poet. He is of millennial age. He was born and grew up in suburban Perth. He has lived and worked in Perth, Hong Kong and Shanghai. He writes poetry in English and Chinese. He holds a degree in law and philosophy. He is a member of the LGBT+ community. His poems are written in a fixed form and meter and are concerned with themes of truth and reality, complexity and change, anxiety and rage, and power and control. His debut poetry collection A Gateway Has Opened was published in 2021 by Proverse Hong Kong with the support of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His poems have appeared in Mingled Voices (Proverse Hong Kong), Creatrix (WA Poets) and Tentacle (zine of Hong Kong collective Peel Street Poetry).

Recent experience

Poetry reading at Yrellag Gallery Hong Kong organised by Kubrick Poetry, 27 December 2021
Radio appearance on RTHK 3 Morning Brew with Phil Whelan 15 December 2021 to talk about new poetry collection A Gateway Has Opened
Radio appearance on RTHK 3 Morning Brew with Phil Whelan 10 January 2022 to read some more poetry
Poetry reading at Pig Melon Gallery Perth alongside David West and Anaxios, 28 May 2022

Publications

A Gateway Has Opened

A Gateway Has Opened

Publisher: Proverse Hong Kong

Publ. date: 2021

Genre: Poetry

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Instagram http://@ravemondfracas

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