HENRIK HOEG is a Danish poet living in Hong Kong. He studied psychology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He currently coordinates and emcees the group Peel Street Poetry, which runs weekly open-mic poetry nights and other events. He is also a regular attendee at Poetry OutLoud. His poetry has appeared in a number of places including TimeOut HongKong, East Lit and Sound & Rhyme. He has performed on stage at the TEDx (independently organized Technology, Entertainment, Design) Wan Chai salon event ‘Democratizing Education’, as well as their 2015 main stage event ‘TEDxWanChai Women’. In 2015, he won the HKELD (Hong Kong English Language Drama) Heart Award and was named their Artist of the Month for September. By day Hoeg works as the director of the literacy programme at a pediatric mental health practice in Hong Kong and also teaches literacy, specializing in working with dyslexic children.
Henrik spoke at the Proverse Readers' Club in June 2016. An edited video of his session has been uploaded to youtube. To view it, copy and paste the following to your brower window: https://youtu.be/4kaE-AZVkU8
IRREVERENT POEMS FOR PRETENTIOUS PEOPLE is an eclectic collection of poems that range from sardonically humorous to genuinely moving. The collection plays fast and loose with both language and form as it explores, among other things, linguistics, history, relationships, and the absurd. This is Henrik Hoeg's first published collection. It was awarded a publication prize in the competition for the International Proverse Prize 2015.
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