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This ground-breaking anthology collects poems written by Australian poets who are migrants, their children, and refugees of Asian heritage, spanning work that covers over three decades of writing. Inclusive of hitherto marginalised voices, these poems explore the hyphenated and variegated ways of being Asian Australian, and demonstrate how the different origins and traditions transplanted from Asia have generated new and different ways of being Australian. This anthology highlights the complexity of Asian Australian interactions between cultures and languages, and is a landmark in a rich, diversely-textured and evolving story. Timely and proactive this anthology fills existing cultural gaps in poetic expressions of home, travel, diaspora, identity, myth, empire and language. [from Trove]

Contents

* Contents derived from the Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,:Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Three Perspectives, Adam Aitken , single work criticism (p. 15-19)
Untitled, Kim Cheng Boey , single work criticism (p. 19-23)
The Female Text, Michelle Cahill , single work criticism (p. 24-29)
Alexandriai"At the mouth of the Nile", Adam Aitken , single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Note: With Dedication : For George Alexander
For Effendy, Emperor of Ice-Creami"Effendy, I like the way you avoid work.", Adam Aitken , single work poetry (p. 32-33)
A Biography of 13i"And so the tour begins and ends", Adam Aitken , single work poetry (p. 33-35)
Aubade 1i"Wake up to hammering, a retching child", Adam Aitken , single work poetry (p. 35-36)
Aubade 2i"Now I have been to China.", Adam Aitken , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
The Wearer of Amuletsi"An old boy soldier you meet by the river.", Adam Aitken , single work poetry (p. 37-39)
There's Only Ever Been Twoi"in our eyes' dilatory", Ivy Alvarez , single work poetry (p. 40)
En Las Montañasi"echoes in the caves whistle clean through", Ivy Alvarez , single work poetry (p. 41)
The Pastoralist Speaksi"At the edge of the close-cropped lawn", Ivy Alvarez , single work poetry (p. 42)
Curing the Animali"My husband hands me the animal.", Ivy Alvarez , single work poetry (p. 42-43)
In the Year of the Dragoni"In the hour you are asleep, blackened embers", Mona Attamimi , single work poetry (p. 44)
The Last Dropi"Khigala, my second child,", Mona Attamimi , extract poetry (p. 44-46)
Jaya's Exilei"Once on the old port of Sunda Kelapa, Betawi", Mona Attamimi , single work poetry (p. 46-48)
The 1740 Massacre of Chinese Immigrants in Batavia (Old Jakarta)i"The moon slowly rose over the riverside ghetto", Mona Attamimi , single work poetry (p. 48-49)
Waiting for Freedomi"Down a blurred alley off Serangoon Road", Desh Balasubramaniam , single work poetry (p. 50-51)
The Zooi"Fate of war - shunned", Desh Balasubramaniam , single work poetry (p. 51-53)
Note: A poem in five numbered parts.
My Country, My Loveri"My country,", Desh Balasubramaniam , single work poetry (p. 54-55)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Puncher and Wattmann , 2018 .
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      Extent: 252p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st May 2017
         

      ISBN: 9781921450655

Works about this Work

Who's Afraid of Poetic Invention? Anthologising Australian Poetry in the Twenty-First Century A.J. Carruthers , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 2 2018;

'There has been a rich history of anthologising Australian poetry this far into the twenty-first century. This article claims that contemporary poetics, with a renewed focus on the recoprocal relation between cultural and linguistic inquiry, can rediscover alternative ways of reading the history of Australian avant-garde, inventive and experimental work. Considering several key anthologies published after the turn of last century, the article provides readings of both the frameworks the anthology-makers provide and the poems themselves, claiming that mark, trace and lexical segmentivities can already be read as social. It then proposes a new possibility for an experimental anthology that might bring these facets into lived praxis: the chrestomathy.' (Publication abstract)

Diverse Voices in Celebration of Poetry Catherine Cole , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;

— Review of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry
The Pleasure of Well-Made Rooms : Poetry in Review Martin Langford , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 73 no. 1 2014; (p. 42-51)

— Review of Tempo Sarah Day , 2013 selected work poetry ; New and Selected Poems Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2013 selected work poetry ; Hotel Hyperion Lisa Gorton , 2013 selected work poetry ; Chains of Snow Jakob Ziguras , 2013 selected work poetry ; Notes for the Translators : From 142 New Zealand and Australian Poets 2012 anthology poetry ; Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry

'The veins of good work keep getting richer, and the number of poets capable of writing at a level that demands attention continues to grow. From Lisa Gorton's meditations on our emotionally inflected habitations, to Sarah Day's desire to find the words for the presences she encounters; from a selection of more than fifty years' poetry from Chris Wallace-Crabbe, to new work sparked by confrontations between Asian and eastern European traditions on the one hand, and the experience of Australia on the other: each year, Australian poetry is looking more and more like a world. Whatever forces encourage us to operate transnationally - and some of them are in evidence in these collections - one end of the continuum of practice will be grounded in the regional and national for many years to come. Whether such traditions eventually evaporate before technologies we can still barely imagine - to say nothing of the proliferation of texts, and the difficulty of tracking them - we are nevertheless powering ahead, making them deeper, richer and more various.' (Publication abstract)

Editorial : Not Another Asian Australian Anthology? Lian Low , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , no. 15 2013;
New Mappings Resisting Sentimental Backward Looks John Kinsella , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2013 - January 2014 no. 357 2013-2014; (p. 55-56)

— Review of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry
Unsettling Received Notions Ali Alizadeh , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2013;

— Review of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry
[Review] Contemporary Asian Australian Poets Lesley Synge , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 6 no. 1 2013;

— Review of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry
Timothy Yu Reviews Contemporary Asian Australian Poets Tim Yu , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 44.0 2013;

— Review of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry
2013 in Poetry Ali Alizadeh , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland (Online) , December 2013;

— Review of Hotel Hyperion Lisa Gorton , 2013 selected work poetry ; When They Came for You : Elegies of Resistance Christopher Barnett , 2013 selected work poetry ; Unlocked : Nowra 2013 anthology poetry ; Free Logic Rachel Briggs , 2013 selected work poetry ; Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry ; Women's Work : A Collection of Contemporary Women's Poetry 2013 anthology poetry ; The World Last Night M. T. C. Cronin , 2012 selected work poetry ; The Mundiad Justin Clemens , 2004 single work novel ; Audio Overland no. 2 15 February 2013 periodical issue
New Mappings Resisting Sentimental Backward Looks John Kinsella , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2013 - January 2014 no. 357 2013-2014; (p. 55-56)

— Review of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets 2013 anthology poetry
Editorial : Not Another Asian Australian Anthology? Lian Low , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , no. 15 2013;
Who's Afraid of Poetic Invention? Anthologising Australian Poetry in the Twenty-First Century A.J. Carruthers , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 2 2018;

'There has been a rich history of anthologising Australian poetry this far into the twenty-first century. This article claims that contemporary poetics, with a renewed focus on the recoprocal relation between cultural and linguistic inquiry, can rediscover alternative ways of reading the history of Australian avant-garde, inventive and experimental work. Considering several key anthologies published after the turn of last century, the article provides readings of both the frameworks the anthology-makers provide and the poems themselves, claiming that mark, trace and lexical segmentivities can already be read as social. It then proposes a new possibility for an experimental anthology that might bring these facets into lived praxis: the chrestomathy.' (Publication abstract)

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