Contemporary Asian Australian Poets edited by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey, and Michelle Cahill

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357
New mappings

Contemporary Asian Australian Poets

edited by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey, and Michelle Cahill

Puncher & Wattmann, $29.95 pb, 253 pp, 9781921450655

Contemporary Asian Australian Poets edited by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey, and Michelle Cahill

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

This is one of the more vital and significant poetry anthologies to appear in Australia. It has been compiled with a purpose as sophisticated and complex as the arguments for existence that it posits. It is an anthology not so much of ‘region’ (it is a rather massive one), as of the experience of being or having been from Asian heritages in contemporary Australia.

New mappings

Contemporary Asian Australian Poets

edited by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey, and Michelle Cahill

Puncher & Wattmann, $29.95 pb, 253 pp, 9781921450655

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