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Kim Cheng Boey Kim Cheng Boey i(A92977 works by)
Born: Established: 1965
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1996
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Kim Cheng Boey came to Australia in 1996 and is an Australian citizen. He has lectured in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. He published three collections of poetry in Singapore, Somewhere-Bound (Times Books International, c1989), Another Place (Times Books International, c1992) and Days of No Name (EPB Publishers, 1996).


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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Clear Brightness Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 6447274 2012 selected work poetry

'In poems that shuttle between Singapore and Australia, award-winning poet Boey Kim Cheng seeks to establish a new sense of self and home on the shifting ground between memory and imagination. A noodle-maker in Melbourne triggers connective threads to the poet’s birthplace. A train crossing over the Johor-Singapore Causeway evokes the dislocating experience of interstitial existence. After six long years, one of Singapore’s greatest modern voices returns with a work of profound insight and erudition.'(Source: Goodreads website)

2014 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW Award
2014 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Award for Poetry
y separately published work icon Between Stations Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009 Z1621348 2009 selected work autobiography essay travel

'Between Stations is a collection of personal essays exploring notions of home and belonging, and where they may lie for a migrant writer, shuttling between the stations of the old and adopted country, the past and present, the memory and the imagination.

'The essays attempt to recover a vanished Singapore and reconcile with the lost landscapes of a childhood and the ghost of a distant father, as they follow the narrator through a year of international wandering, en route to relocation in the new world of Australia.' (From the publisher's website.)

2009 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
y separately published work icon Mascara Literary Review Mascara 2007 Killcare : Mascara Poetry Inc , 2007- Z1475637 2007 periodical (27 issues) Mascara Literary Review is an online journal seeking to promote poetry of excellence and originality. We are especially interested in the work of contemporary Australasian and Indigenous poets. [...] The word 'mascara' entered the English language in 1890. It derives from Spanish, Arabic and French origins, its meaning evolving from the word mask, masquerade, to darken, to blacken. The Arabic word 'maskhara' means buffoon.' -- From the journal's 'About Us' page.
2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature


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