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Be My Guest | HK poet: Poetry is a way of life

Elegant, sensitive, and with a touch of class would be the three adjectives that come to your mind when you meet Julia Wen, until she affectionately reads to you one of her poems about her son in a subtly choked voice, and then you get to see the soft, gentle and loving part of this adorable lady. As Julia describes herself, she is "first and foremost a mother, a wife and basically a writer.”

Julia has published three books of poetry, and seven of her poems have been included in the supplementary English textbooks for HK secondary schools.

Poetry is about seeing beauty even in the most ordinary things, she said. "Anything goes in modern poetry. It is more than just a skillset. It is an attitude. It is a way of life." It is with this "mind's eye" that Julia spots poetry in the trivialities of life. So how did Julia develop her passion for poetry writing? Watch the video now to find out.

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