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Eileen Chong Eileen Chong i(A123102 works by)
Born: Established: 1980
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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Born and raised in Singapore as third-generation Singaporean-Chinese, Eileen Chong moved to Sydney in 2007, where she started on a Master in Creative Writing at Sydney University. She previously taught Linguistics, Literature and Drama, having trained and worked as a high-school teacher in Singapore. Chong won the 2010-11 Poets Union Youth Fellowship. Her work has been shortlisted for most of Australia's primary poetry awards, including twice for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

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y separately published work icon Rainforest World Square : Pitt Street Poetry , 2018 14098586 2018 selected work poetry

'Eileen Chong’s fourth poetry collection is divided into four sections named after the four points of the compass: East, South, West, North.

'Each of those four simple words carries a rich burden of meaning. For a poet who has come from the East – Singapore – to make her life here in the West – Sydney – the opportunity to embrace these metonymic depths of place, culture and feeling is one to be cherished.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW
Compass i "My mother lowered me into the water.", 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 399 2018; (p. 31) Rochford Street Review , November no. 30 2020;
2018 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
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