Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'This essay develops on the premise of imagining, which is the heart of story-making: imagine the physicality of story. Imagine the deployment strategies, the covert 'translations' of difference' that facilitate the entry of the Other story through the gate.
And once inside, imagine how this Otherness is legitimised, packaged and consumed within the Australian nation.' (p. 3)

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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)
On Asian Australian Poetry Timothy Yu , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 1 2013; (p. 75-88)

'In his essay, Timothy Yu reflects on both the limitations ad possibilities of identifying poetry as 'Asian Australian.' (Vickery and Alizadeh, 11)

On Asian Australian Poetry Timothy Yu , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 1 2013; (p. 75-88)

'In his essay, Timothy Yu reflects on both the limitations ad possibilities of identifying poetry as 'Asian Australian.' (Vickery and Alizadeh, 11)

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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