Cultural Hybridity (with British Chinese Studies Network)

From September 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A reading and discussion with

  • Will Harris
  • Jay Ying
  • Helen Bowell

Moderated by Dr Lucienne Loh

What is hybridity? Are we not all in a sense hybrid? Lucienne Loh talks to these three poets about their living between cultures and hyphenated identities, and how they find their own creative voice in that space.

Helen Bowell is s London-based poet and co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society. She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic, and an alumna of The Writing Squad and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Her debut pamphlet is forthcoming from Bad Betty Press. She works at The Poetry Society.

Will Harris is a London-based writer. He is the author of RENDANG. His second book will be called Weather & Address.

Jay G Ying is a Chinese-Scottish poet and MFA student at Brown University. His writing has appeared widely, including in Granta, The Guardian, The White Review, The Poetry Review, and 3:AM Magazine. He is the author of two pamphlets: Wedding Beasts (2019) and Katabasis (2020). He is a Contributing Editor for The White Review.

Dr. Lucienne Loh is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool. She is co-founder, with Dr. Alex Tickell, of the British Chinese Studies Network and is working on a project on British Chinese cultural responses to racism. 

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