【Poetry Comes to Museum XLVIII】
Poet: Paul Magee
Planner: Wang Yin
Host: Hu Xudong
Translator: Jin Wen
Date: 18 March 14:30-16:30
Location: Interactive Multimedia Room（2F）Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Paul Magee (1970- ) is an Australian poet and researcher in poetics at the University of Canberra. He is author of Stone Postcard (John Leonard Press 2014), and Cube Root of Book (John Leonard Press 2006), which was highly commended by Anne Elder Trust Fund Award and was shortlisted for the Innovation Award at the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for the Arts, while Stone Postcard was named in Australian Book Review as one of the books of the year for 2014. He has several poems and creative works elected by the Australian TV. He now lives in Canberra.
Nowadays, art museums are providing with more and more kinds of art in not only the exhibition but also the atmosphere where the scholars could produce new knowledge and the public may be educated more actively, which make art museum a platform to contain all art. Poetry Comes to Museum was launched in 2012 by Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, which aims to provide an open platform for poets and poetry lovers to talk to each other, and therefore connects the poetry closely to our current life. As the first project that combines art with poetry, we invite top poets at home and abroad to share their creation with the public. This project has drawn a lot of attention with the academic and popular lectures and activities held since its beginning and was awarded the Annual Event Award of 2013 Culture China by the Oriental Morning Post, 2016 Annual Educational Programme by Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and 2017 Annual Activity of Shanghai Citizen Study & Experience Institution.