June Monthly Blogger – Eileen Chong!

An enormous thanks to Luke Beesley for his excellent and entertaining posts.

Our blogger this month is Eileen Chong. Her bio is below.

Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet who was born in Singapore. Her books are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014) and Painting Red Orchids (2016), all with Pitt Street Poetry. Burning Rice was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, the Australian Arts in Asia Award, and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. Individual poems have also been shortlisted and longlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Prize, and the Ron Pretty Prize. In 2016 she started Potts Point Press, which prints Australian poetry in limited edition letterpressed broadsides. Another Language will be published by George Braziller in New York in the second half of 2016. eileenchong.com.au