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Clear Brightness
Author: Kim Cheng Boey

ISBN: 9781921450945
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 54
Published: 1 November 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8
Description:
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, limin...

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