A Biography of 13 single work   poetry   "And so the tour begins and ends"
  • Author: Adam Aitken http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/aitken-adam
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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  • Author's note: with a line by Wislawa Szimborska

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Eighth Habitation Adam Aitken , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009 Z1571395 2009 selected work poetry Eighth Habitation takes its name from the Buddhist notion of purgatory, a mystic realm where the meaning of human lives are judged. The poems inhabit a range of landscapes and perspectives, in Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and China, with an empathy and understanding that suggests a consciousness imbued with an Asian sensibility. Blending the cosmopolitan, the traditional and the unexpected, in their accumulation of detail they register the dignity and resilience of a world recovering from personal tragedy and the trauma of history. -- Publisher's blurb Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009
  • Appears in:
    y Contemporary Asian Australian Poets Michelle Cahill (editor), Kim Cheng Boey (editor), Adam Aitken (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6169988 2013 anthology poetry (taught in 3 units)

    This ground-breaking anthology collects poems written by Australian poets who are migrants, their children, and refugees of Asian heritage, spanning work that covers over three decades of writing. Inclusive of hitherto marginalised voices, these poems explore the hyphenated and variegated ways of being Asian Australian, and demonstrate how the different origins and traditions transplanted from Asia have generated new and different ways of being Australian. This anthology highlights the complexity of Asian Australian interactions between cultures and languages, and is a landmark in a rich, diversely-textured and evolving story. Timely and proactive this anthology fills existing cultural gaps in poetic expressions of home, travel, diaspora, identity, myth, empire and language. [from Trove]

    Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
    pg. 33-35
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