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Woman, Crying single work   poetry   "I sat in the café while your friend railed at me"
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Woman, Crying
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  • Epigraph: ‘So close to the end of my childbearing life without children’ ‘The Girl’, Marie Howe

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Lifted Brow no. 38 June 2018 14080853 2018 periodical issue

    'As a teenager, one of my favourite movie scenes featured a baby-faced John Cusack standing in his tweed coat and Clash T-shirt, boombox held aloft in the air, blasting Peter Gabriel in a last-ditch attempt to woo back his girl, who is sleeping in the bedroom above. These days, I’ve no desire to revisit the film—I worry that what charmed me in a mainstream eighties rom-com may easily come across as borderline stalker-ish now—but something about the overly earnest scene keeps popping back into my brain. This is important, Cusack’s character says; even if all this is inevitably doomed, I must at least TRY.' (Annabel Bardy-Brown, Editorial introduction)

    pg. 44-45
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A Thousand Crimson Blooms Eileen Chong , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 20534205 2021 selected work poetry

    'Eileen Chong’s luminous poetry examines the histories – personal, familial and cultural – that form our identities and obsessions.

    'A Thousand Crimson Blooms is a deepening of her commitment to a poetics of sensuous simplicity and complex emotions, even as she confronts the challenges of infertility or fraught mother–daughter relations. Entwined throughout are questions of migration and belonging.

    'Viewed as a whole, this collection is a field of flowers, aflame with light.'' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021
    pg. 33 Section: The Hymen Diaries
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