Eileen Chong is the author of three collections of poetry, Burning Rice, Peony, and Painting Red Orchids, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in 2017. Born in Singapore, she immigrated to Australia in 2007 and currently lives in Sydney.
The Braziller Series of Australian Poets serves to introduce American readers to the stunning poetry from some of Australia’s most notable contemporary poets. General editor, Paul Kane, is a professor at Vassar College and an American poet. He is an eminent critic and scholar of Australian literature. George Braziller, Inc. is honored to work in association with the Australian Council for the Arts on the publication of this important series.
a selection of poems by Eileen Chong
Paperback, 82 pages
$15.95 (Can $21.95)
This collection of Eileen Chong’s stirring lyrical poetry demonstrates the breadth of her accomplishment. Infusing her work with strands of experience, memory, and language linked to her Chinese heritage, she in turn, creates a new way of seeing and being Australian. Chong’s poems express “a poetry of feeling, rendered in luminous detail and language, alive to the sorrows and joys of daily living” (Kim Cheng Boey).