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Water the Moon

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Poetry. Highly energetic and visionary in its dynamic blend of Western and Asian sensuality and heritage, this debut poetry collection by Fiona Sze-Lorrain carries the voice of a polyglot whose cross-cultural experiences in exile embrace the world with a penetrating eye and illuminating wit. At once tender and grounded, WATER THE MOON inhabits places in Europe and Asia tha ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published by Marick Press (first published February 2010)
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How that is that we tend to shy away from that which sees too deeply into us, I don’t know, I can’t say. I have carried Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s debut poetry collection, Water the Moon, along with me for weeks, no, even months. Carried it, set it aside, forgotten it, picked it up again. Drawn to it and drawn away from it.

And why? It is poetry of juxtapositions and paradoxes, of being and not being, of being home and longing for home, and then of losing home and finding home elsewhere. Of being homesi
Published by Marick Press, this debut poetry collection features an array of subject matter as richly diverse as Sze-Lorrain's background. The poet's imagistic flights of fancy are grounded in the real and sensual world, and infused with heritage and history.

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Fiona Sze-Lorrain writes and translates in English, French and Chinese, and is currently one of the editors at Cerise Press ( Also a guzheng concertist, she co-directs Vif éditions (, an independent French publishing house in Paris that specializes in world literature, fine arts and music.
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