Eileen Chong (born 1980) is a contemporary Australian poet.
Chong was born in Singapore. She moved to Sydney, Australia in 2007.
She won the Poets Union Youth Fellowship in 2010 and was the Australian Poetry Fellow for 2011-2012. Her book, Burning Rice, was published in 2012 by Australian Poetry Limited in the New Voices Series 2012 and re-published in 2013 by Pitt Street Poetry who will also publish her new collection in 2014.
Her work has been published in Australian and Singaporean literary journals from 2008 and has also been collected in various anthologies.
She lives with her husband and their two cats.
- 2003: British Council Gold Medal for Excellence in English Literature, Singapore
- 2010: Poets Union Youth Fellowship, Australia
- 2011: Australian Postgraduate Award for Doctorate in Creative Arts, Australia
- 2012: Highly commended in the Anne Elder Award for Burning Rice, Australia
- 2013: Highly commended in the Australian Arts in Asia Awards for Burning Rice, Australia
- 2013: Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Poetry for Burning Rice, Australia
- Burning Rice . Melbourne: Australian Poetry (New Voices Series), 2012.
- Peony. World Square, NSW: Pitt Street Poetry, 2014.
- Eileen Chong in Australian Book Review (1 poem)
- Mary: A fiction at Overland magazine
- Eileen Chong at Pitt Street Poetry (3 poems)
- 4 poems at Softblow
- Audio / video
- Eileen Chong reads her poem 'Mid-Autumn Mooncakes' at the NSW Parliamentary Poetry Soiree 2010.
- Eileen Chong at YouTube
- Eileen Chong reads at the Gun Club in Newcastle, 2 Oct 2011 as part of This is Not Art! festival.
- Boey Kim Cheng reviews Burning Rice at Mascara Literary Review
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