“In this new collection by a seasoned master, Kim Cheng Boey moves between Singapore and Australia, youth and middle age – places and times rendered in vivid, sensory detail – to give a haunting exploration of memory and the emigrant experience: departures and arrivals; family and home; exile, longing and loss. ‘In this work of a mature artist, Kim Cheng Boey’s characteristic style – literary, allusive, with a flaneur’s sensibility – is on full display.” — Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies.
Kim Cheng Boey emigrated to Australia from Singapore in 1997. His poems have featured in the literature syllabus of the GCE A Level, the HSC and the International Baccalaureate. Besides poetry, he has published a travel memoir, Between Stations, and Gull Between Heaven and Earth, a historical novel about the Tang poet Du Fu.