There is a long history of poets writing about food, stretching back to classical Greek and Chinese poetry and continuing into contemporary poetry. Food, like poetry, exemplifies how the sum of something is often much greater than its parts. In this hands-on half-day workshop, Sydney poet Eileen Chong explores food in poetry through a selection of poems and writing exercises designed to help you connect with your own food histories and stories. Light lunch included.

Eileen Chong (Australian)

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Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet who was born in Singapore. Her books are Burning Rice, Peony, Painting Red Orchids and Rainforest, all from Pitt Street Poetry. Her work has shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Anne Elder Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, and twice for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Another Language is published by George Braziller, New York, in the Braziller Series of Australian Poets, with a foreword by Paul Kane.