My Lover's Ear single work   poetry   "Lying down after a swim"
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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    y Quadrant vol. 52 no. 6 June 2008 Z1507214 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 110

Works about this Work

Water, Diaspora and Desire : Belonging in Contemporary Asian Australian Poetry Rosalind McFarlane , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'Contemporary Asian Australian poets have recently begun to attract more attention, particularly with the publication of the anthology, edited by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey and Michelle Cahill, Contemporary Asian Australian Poets. This essay engages with three of these poets: Debbie Lim, Shen and James Stuart, and reads their poems through a diasporic lens. Contrary to scholarship that investigates belonging using the more orthodox ideas of home and land, this reading engages with fluidity and mobility through the depictions of water to better represent the diasporic experience. Further, these poems employ desire and the desiring subject to engage with the way diasporic belonging is figured as contested and contingent. Each of these elements will be explored in the poems in order to investigate the link between diasporic belonging and depictions of water.' (Publication abstract)
Water, Diaspora and Desire : Belonging in Contemporary Asian Australian Poetry Rosalind McFarlane , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 4 no. 2 2014;
'Contemporary Asian Australian poets have recently begun to attract more attention, particularly with the publication of the anthology, edited by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey and Michelle Cahill, Contemporary Asian Australian Poets. This essay engages with three of these poets: Debbie Lim, Shen and James Stuart, and reads their poems through a diasporic lens. Contrary to scholarship that investigates belonging using the more orthodox ideas of home and land, this reading engages with fluidity and mobility through the depictions of water to better represent the diasporic experience. Further, these poems employ desire and the desiring subject to engage with the way diasporic belonging is figured as contested and contingent. Each of these elements will be explored in the poems in order to investigate the link between diasporic belonging and depictions of water.' (Publication abstract)
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