December, 2010

Su-Li will read selections from her most recent poetry book, Trees of Takao on December 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Old Print Shop Book Store, 152 Lexington Avenue. This book published in Taipei, Taiwan this past summer includes 55-color illustrations of her woodcuts, 66 poems in Chinese with 11 translated into English. Takao which means bamboo fence, is the aboriginal name of Hung's birthplace. Takos was changed to Kaohsiung during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan between the years of 1895-1945. Even after living in New York City for many years, the harbor city of "Takao" remains a wellspring of creative energy for the artist.