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Clear Brightness

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781921450945
Author(s): Kim Cheng Boey
Format: Paperback
Year: 2012
Publisher: Puncher and Wattmann
Dimensions: 148 x 0 x 210 (w x l x h)
Pages: 54

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In poems that shuttle between Singapore and Australia, award-winning poet Boey Kim Cheng seeks to establish a new sense of self and home on the shifting ground between memory and imagination. A noodle-maker in Melbourne triggers connective threads to the poet's birthplace. A train crossing over the Johor-Singapore Causeway evokes the dislocating experience of interstitial existence. After six long years, one of Singapore's greatest modern voices returns with a work of profound insight and erudition. 'Boey Kim Cheng perseveres in drawing poignant bridges between a vanishing past and that ever-indifferent future. Each poem marks a destination that has disappeared, or is disappearing, marked by a sense of both public and intensely personal loss, accumulating in what the poet has himself described as a growing 'list of the disappeared'-full of heartfelt inventory, difficult reconciliations and a thoughtful compassion. Clear Brightness is Boey's best collection yet.'
- Cyril Wong, author of Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light(less) In poems that shuttle between Australian and Singapore, Kim Cheng Boey seeks to establish a new sense of self and home on the shifting, liminal ground between memory and imagination. A noodle-maker in Melbourne triggers connective threads to Singapore, and the Sydney Chinatown calls up a global network of Chinatowns. Regardless of locale, these poems are attentive to the interconnectedness of the world, and the revela
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