My Poems

A lovely mention by Asian Review of Books for Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octávio Paz

Back in October my poem “My Monkey Grammarian” was published in a beautiful anthology and tribute to Octavio Paz. For details or to purchase, go to (See original post: It’s official… I’ve been published in Hong Kong!)

Recent press includes a review of Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octávio Paz in Asian Review of Books and a mention in Wen Wei Po, a Chinese-language newspaper.

Specifically about my poem, Asian Review said:

“What I see Paz teaching the poets in this anthology is the immateriality of home. Trish Hopkinson’s poem asks:

Is this path the poem — the journey
that dissolves into nothingness?

Such a nothingness is not absence, nor is it mere subtraction. It is the way

the shadow of Splendor recites verse
more naked than herself.”


Additionally, Desde Hong Kong was included in the Mexican Consulate-General’s official commemoration of Octavio Paz’s centenary. At the event, they opened a new gallery named after the poet and contributed a number of copies of the book to Hong Kong Public Libraries.

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