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The Kingsbury Tales : Speaking Chinese in English single work   poetry   "Disembarking in Singapore"
Is part of The Kingsbury Tales Yu Ouyang , 2005- sequence poetry
  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ouyang-yu
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Kingsbury Tales : Speaking Chinese in English
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y separately published work icon Turnrow vol. 5 no. 2 Fall 2007 Z1473478 2007 periodical issue 2007
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    y separately published work icon Over There : Poems from Singapore and Australia John Kinsella (editor), Alvin Pang (editor), Singapore : Ethos Books , 2008 Z1452759 2008 anthology poetry 'Curated by two of the foremost literary figures of their generation, the ground-breaking Singapore-Australia anthology of poetry brings together for the first time the contemporary work of the finest poets at work in Singapore and Australia today. The anthology will feature a fresh selection of established as well as previously unreleased work from writers such as Edwin Thumboo and Cyril Wong from Singapore, and Dorothy Porter and Kevin Hart from Australia. Over 20 writers from each territory will be featured, representing the diverse and interesting voices currently at play in both territories, and creating an ongoing discourse between the exciting literary cultures of the two Pacific neighbours. The anthology ranges across many themes: from an ever-shifting sense of cultural, urban and personal identity to place, politics, sex, religion and more, with clear resonances and connections bridging the two territories. The book will be made available in both territories, marking the first time that a major Singaporean literary anthology is released to the wider Australian market.' [Source: Publisher's press release at http://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/store/images/new_titles/OverThere_PressRelease.pdf] Singapore : Ethos Books , 2008 pg. 126-127
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    y separately published work icon The Kingsbury Tales Yu Ouyang , Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2008 Z1536814 2008 selected work poetry

    'In this book of poetry, Kingsbury is where the poet has been based since he came from the People's Republic of China in 1991, the first time he came into extensive contact, and conflict with a very different culture and multi-culture.

    'Covering a period of about 160 years from the First Opium War (1840) to the beginnings of the 21st century, The Kingsbury Tales serves up a poetic plate of multi-taste choice foods with choice tales, each tale represented by a poem, not longer than one A-4 page, told by people from all walks of life, including wives, concubines, lawyers, diplomats, students, professors, factory workers, mental patients and visitors, from a colonial and postcolonial point of view.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2008
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    y separately published work icon To Gather Your Leaving : Asian Diaspora Poetry from America, Australia, UK & Europe Kim Cheng Boey (editor), Arin Alycia Fong (editor), Justin Chia (editor), Singapore : Ethos Books , 2019 20349386 2019 anthology poetry

    'Tracking the developments of Asian diaspora poetry in America, Australia, UK and Europe, To Gather Your Leaving is a groundbreaking global anthology that explores new ways of looking at nation, culture, identity, and place. Gathered here are established and new poets who are émigrés, refugees, and descendants of Asian migrants, poets who straddle two or more languages, cultures, and places, and who question and complicate the notion of home in the age of global change and transnational crossings. The poems collected here, spanning over three decades and representing three generations, eschew straightforward answers to the questions of identity and citizenship, offering profoundly rich, diverse and moving perspectives on what it means to belong on this earth.' (Publication summary) 

    Singapore : Ethos Books , 2019
    pg. 450-451
Last amended 9 Mar 2021 13:26:15
Subjects:
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    Singapore,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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