Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. California Interest. MERIDIAN: THE APWT DRUNKEN BOAT ANTHOLOGY OF NEW WRITING is a rousing collection of 37 voices, both established and emerging, from over 14 countries. This rich conversation epitomizes a version of a meridian, a ghost map of connections ranging from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast, Tokyo to Abu Dhabi, Singapore to Kabul, pulsing with story and song. As Pulitzer Prize winner Vijay Seshadri writes about the book, it is "new and fresh and thrilling, suffused with the sense of a beginning but also with the sense of the perennial and the permanent."
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Dr. Sally Breen is author of The Casuals (2011) winner of the Varuna Harper Collins Manuscript Prize and Atomic City (2013). Sally is senior lecturer in creative writing at Griffith University, Australia, executive director of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators and founding director of Books for Bali.Ravi Shankar has published over 15 books, including W.W. Norton's Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond. He founded one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts, Drunken Boat and holds an international research fellowship from the University of Sydney. His memoir Correctional is forthcoming in 2021 with University of Wisconsin Press.Tim Tomlinson is the author of Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry) and This Is Not Happening to YouYolanda: An Oral History in Verse, chronicles the impact of the climate change catastrophe, super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), on Tacloban, in Leyte, the Philippines. He's a co-founder and director of New York Writers Workshop and professor in NYU's Global Liberal Studies.Author City: USA