To Gather Your Leaving: Asian Diaspora Poetry from America, Australia, UK and Europe
To Gather Your Leaving: Asian Diaspora Poetry from America, Australia, UK and Europe

To Gather Your Leaving: Asian Diaspora Poetry from America, Australia, UK and Europe

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edited by Boey Kim Cheng, Arin Alycia Fong, Justin Chia

Read three poems here 

Synopsis

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.

About the Editors

Boey Kim Cheng is a Singaporean Australian writer who has published five collections of poetry, a travel memoir entitled Between Stations and Gull Between Heaven and Earth, a novel based on the life of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu. He also co-edited the groundbreaking anthology Contemporary Asian Australian Poets. He teaches at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Arin Alycia Fong is a graduate student of Creative Writing at Nanyang Technological University. Her poetry, short fiction, and criticism appears in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore; this is how you walk on the moon; In This Desert, There Were Seeds; Seven Hundred Lines: A Crown of Found/Font Sonnets; and Jacket2.

Justin Chia is a poetry editor at Ethos Books. Prior to joining the publishing world, he studied Communications at Temasek Polytechnic.

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ISBN: 978-981-14-2037-5
Published: 2019
Dimension: 148mm x 210mm
Pages: 684
Format: Paperback