MACAO OUTERSKY POET ASSOCIATION

MACAO OUTERSKY POET ASSOCIATION

Biography

The Macau Outersky Poet Association was established on September 11, 2002. It is an internet-based poetry-sharing platform established during the rise of online forums and blogs. Compared with a traditional literary group, Outersky Poet Association is unique. It is the first online literary organization in Macau, representing ground zero for Macau’s online literature scene. When most literary societies were still focusing on paper media and holding events related to poetry, this group of young people, including Gaaya Cheng, Elvis Mok, Wong Kong Lung, Gilbert Cheang, Erik Lo and Rai Mutsu, shared their passion and affinities in common and launched a joint creative journey. By showcasing their literary creations and exchanging ideas online, they gradually gathered a large group of young people engaged in online writing with as many as 40 members, most of them from Macau. This in turn sparked a wave of poetry exchange between members from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.