'Eileen Chong is an acclaimed Sydney poet who was born in Singapore. Her books are Burning Rice, Peony, Painting Red Orchids, Another Language and Rainforest (coming soon). Her latest release is The Uncommon Feast, which focuses on food in poems, recipes and essays. She has been shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, and twice for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
'Eileen will be launching The Uncommon Feast at Ashfield Town Hall on 7th February, alongside Asian-Australian writers Lachlan Brown, Wai Chim, Isabelle Li, and Sheila Ngoc Pham, as they read from and discuss their work including themes of culture, identity and food.
'Robert Wood talks to her about reading, identity and inspiration.'