MARY-JANE NEWTON was born in Goa in 1983, and spent the first years of her life in India. She subsequently grew up in Germany and England, and now grows up in Hong Kong. Mary-Jane’s work has been published in literary journals and anthologies in Asia. She regularly reads at live poetry events in Hong Kong. With a background in linguistics, communication and cultural studies, Mary-Jane aims always to meet her reader elsewhere, other than where words command us: beyond and beneath their meanings.
Her first poetry collection, "Of Symbols Misused" was published by Proverse Hong Kong in March 2011 and her second poetry collection, "Unlocking" in April 2014.
On 4 June 2014, Mary-Jane Newton and friends read from her second poetry-collection, "Unlocking", at the Hong Kong Festival Fringe "Dairy", 2 Lower Albert Road, Central Hong Kong. On 29 June 2014, Mary-Jane Newton participated in Kubrick Poetry's Hong Kong Literature Festival event, "Enchanting English Poems: Cities and Memories", hosted by Polly Ho and Atom Cheung. From 9-15 July 2014, Mary-Jane participated in the International Festival, "Poetry Nights", held in Romania.
Mary-Jane Newton (Of Symbols Misused, Proverse, 2011), recently gave a most successful poetry reading at the residence of the German Consul-General. Mary-Jane Newton reading See photo below.
BOOK BY MARY-JANE NEWTON PUBLISHED BY PROVERSE HONG KONG
Of Symbols Misused
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