Eileen Chong is a poet based in Sydney, Australia. Her poetry collections are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014) and Painting Red Orchids (2016).
Chong writes about food, family, migration, love and loss. The Singaporean-Australian poet Boey Kim Cheng has said that "Chong’s work offers a poetry of feeling, rendered in luminous detail and language, alive to the sorrows and joys of daily living."
Her work has shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Anne Elder Award 2012 for a first book, the Australian Arts in Asia Award 2013, the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award 2013, and most recently, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2017. Burning Rice is now on the New South Wales Higher School Certificate English syllabus in Australia as a prescribed text.
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DATE AND TIME
23 Jun 2017, 7pm-8pm