Eileen Chong

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Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet who was born in Singapore. She is the author of six books, the most recent being Rainforest, from Pitt Street Poetry. Individual poems of hers have shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize, twice for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, and longlisted three times for the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor’s Literary Awards. Her books have shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, and twice for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. www.eileenchong.com.au