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Eating Together: The Poetry of Food with Eileen Chong

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368 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Presented by QPF2017, we invite you to sit down for an initmate meal with Eileen Chong at Fat Dumpling and read poems about food, talk about food and explore your own relationship between food, culture and emotion. Bring your notebook and favourite pen as you will be invited to write and share drafts of poems.

A continuing and enduring theme in Chong's work across all her books is that of food, and how it can serve as a vehicle for emotion, culture, history and diversity. There is a long history of poets writing about food, stretching back to classical Greek and Chinese poetry and continuing into contemporary poetry today in the work of poets such as Sharon Olds and Li-Young Lee. Chong would like to continue this tradition in a new setting, in her unique position as a new Australian poetic voice with a Singaporean-Chinese heritage.

Eileen Chong

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NB. Included in the ticket price is a serving of delicious Fat Dumpling dumplings. Once you've booked we'll be in touch with you to confirm your dumpling selection.

Eating Together

In the steamer is the trout

seasoned with slivers of ginger,

two sprigs of green onion, and sesame oil.

We shall eat it with rice for lunch,

brothers, sister, my mother who will

taste the sweetest meat of the head,

holding it between her fingers

deftly, the way my father did

weeks ago. Then he lay down

to sleep like a snow-covered road

winding through pines older than him,

without any travelers, and lonely for no one.

Li-Young Lee, from 'Rose', (1986), Bloodaxe Books


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