Madeleine Marie Slavick's books include Round - Poems and Photographs of Asia
(Asia 2000 Publishers, Hong Kong, 1998), (Hong Kong Arts Development Council grant; Winner, Bumbershoot Book Award) and two non-fiction books on China. Her postcardbook COLORing words
(with poems translated into Chinese by Zheng Danyi) grew into an exhibition with over 200 artists and writers of all ages (2002) and then into the e-book colo(u)r
Raised mostly in Maine, USA, she moved to Hong Kong in 1988, where she co-founded Sixth Finger Press and a writing group that has been meeting monthly since 1995. She also co-organises the OutLoud readings.
As a poet, she has read on television, radio and CD-Rom, and at libraries, rallies, galleries and literary festivals, in Europe, North America and Asia. Her poetry appears in various journals, chapbooks and exhibitions and in three Hong Kong-published anthologies: City Voices - Hong Kong Writing in English
(Hong Kong University Press, 2003), OutLoud - An Anthology of Poetry from OutLoud Readings
(XtraLoud Press, 2002) and Racial Minorities in Hong Kong
(Breakthrough Press, 2002; in Chinese).
Her 11-country multi-media project My Favourite Thing
(Hong Kong Arts Development Council grant, 2001) is traveling the continents and the Internet.
"Powerful and original. A book to treasure. ….Strikingly unusual imagery, sensitive use of words, moments of thought and, sometimes, what I like most, the 'things in between.'"
- Leung Ping-kwan, poet, critic, Professor of Chinese at Lingnan University, on Round
"Round is an accomplished and highly enjoyable collection of poems, a voyage of both geographical and psychological importance.... An excellent book."
- Patricia Beer, poet and literary critic (England )