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Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin On Translation; Tongues : Translation: Only Connect vol. 64 no. 4 2005 Z1232796 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 18-21
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    y After the Fire : New and Selected Poems Kim Cheng Boey , Ng Kwan Cheng (editor), Singapore : Firstfruits , 2006 Z1832806 2006 selected work poetry The poems in After The Fire explore the themes of migration and settlement, tracking how the Chinese migrant negotiates issues of home and identity, and the liminal spaces between past and future, between the country of birth and the adopted country. They offer insights into the cultural, linguistic and literary adjustments the migrant has to make, revealing an evolving sense of self and place. They also uncover narratives linking Australia and Singapore, and provide new mappings of being simultaneously Asian and Australian. [From Trove record] Singapore : Firstfruits , 2006 pg. 32-35
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    y Poetry Macao vol. 1 no. 1 November 2007 Z1473782 2007 periodical issue 2007
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    y Writing Macao no. 5 2007 Z1728759 2007 periodical issue 2007
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    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. 67-71
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    y A Slow Combusting Hymn : Poetry from and About Newcastle and the Hunter Region in Newcastle Christopher Kelen (editor), Jean Kent (editor), Macao : Flying Island Books , 2014 9230508 2014 anthology poetry Macao : Flying Island Books , 2014 pg. 42-44
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