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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Fortune-telling
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  • Epigraph:

    All night I dreamed of my home,
    of the roads that are so long
    and straight they die in the middle—

                                                                 ‘Signs’, Larry Levis

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Verity La March 2019 15824662 2019 periodical issue 2019

    Posted 22 March 2019.

  • 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. 18 Section: Paper Boats
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