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Part poet, part lollipop punk, and all woman. Grace Chia's postmodern, pop culture-influenced poetry merges themes of consumption, race, nationality, and sexuality with femininity.

Helping to fan the flames of her fiery imagination are female figures such as Sylvia Plath, Tori Amos, the late Bonny Hicks, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Mother Nature,
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Paperback, 108 pages
Published September 1998 by Rank Books
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I inhaled this collection in just one day, and was just blown away. A phenomenal kinetic intensity underlies each of these poems, whether Krakovic is plumbing the depths of sexual psyche or gleefully experimenting with typography. A strong feminist strain pulls the book together, and her facility with imagery and symbolism makes the words leap with energy. Now I can't wait to read Krakovic's new collection, which is due sometime later in 2012.
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Grace Chia Krakovic has written books and articles under her maiden name, Grace Chia, including: womango (a poetry collection published in 1998), a children’s book on Mongolia in 2003 commissioned by Times Book Publishing, and a book about real estate agents in Singapore in 2006.

Her poetry and short stories have been published in Singapore Literature in English: An Anthology, Mining for Meaning,
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