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Eileen Chong
Born 1980
Singapore
Occupation Poet

Eileen Chong (born 1980) is a contemporary Australian poet.

Life Edit

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.

She has been mentored by the Australian poets Judith Beveridge and Anthony Lawrence.

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.

Recognition Edit

  • 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

Publications Edit

  • Burning Rice . Melbourne: Australian Poetry (New Voices Series), 2012.
  • Peony. World Square, NSW: Pitt Street Poetry, 2014.


Except where note, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[1]

See alsoEdit

Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam! Eileen Chong

Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam! Eileen Chong

ReferencesEdit

  1. Search results = au:Eileen Chong, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Sep. 7, 2015.

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