Homings and Departures: Selected Poems from Contemporary China and Australia

Lucy Dougan, Paul Hetherington

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The anthology was conceived in a spirit of enthusiastic cooperation in discussions between representatives of the China Australia Writing Centre (CAWC—http://cawc.curtin.edu.au) at Curtin University in Western Australia, International Poetry Studies (IPSI—https://www. canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/cccr/research/ipsi) at the University of Canberra, and Fudan University in Shanghai. Almost everyone involved in those preliminary discussions was a poet, a translator or a lover of poetry and believed that the idea of sharing poetry across two cultures through translation was too good to resist. This was a chance to find out more about what contemporary Australian and Chinese poets were doing through a mutually beneficial and reciprocal international project—one of a number of ways the three institutions joined to enhance international connections between Australian and Chinese poets; and also between Australian and Chinese academics with an interest in sharing their literature and culture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherRecent Work Press
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)9780645008968
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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