Eileen Chong


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Eileen Chong was born in 1980, in Singapore. She moved to Sydney, Australia in 2007.

She won the Poets Union Youth Fellowship in 2010 and was an Australian Poetry Fellow for 2011-2012.

She was the poet-in-residence at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the Bundanon Trust in 2016.

Her poetry collections are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014), Painting Red Orchids (2016), and Rainforest (2018), all from Pitt Street Poetry, Sydney.

Chong writes about food, family, migration, love and loss. The Singaporean-Australian poet Boey Kim Cheng has said that ‘Chong’s work offers a poetry of feeling, rendered in luminous detail and language, alive to the sorrows and joys of daily living.’

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Beginnings

I’ve always been good at starting things. I find it a little harder to end things, even when it’s time to.


Late last year, I left all social media, rather abruptly. So if you’ve been looking for me online, that’s what’s happened–I haven’t blocked you or anything!


Leading up to it, I’d been thinking about spending less time on social media, but did not see how I could easily taper off my use of it...

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Burning Rice

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Painting Red Orchids

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Peony

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Dark Matter

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Rainforest

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The Uncommon Feast

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The Best Australian Poems 2014

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The Best Australian Poems 2015

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The Best Australian Poems 2016

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