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In his often quoted poem ‘An identity CV’, Ouyang Yu describes himself as Australian for the last couple of years, Chinese for the first 43; unashamed of either’. National educational priorities notwithstanding, I have not found the time to learn Chinese. Inevitably though, the ideal reader of this bilingual volume would know a little more of that language than nihao. However, I immediately offer an observation that if this book is not strictly intended for English monoglots, it will have to make do with a considerably smaller readership than the average volume of contemporary poetry.
“This essay provides a survey of the poetry of some Asian Australian poets, and does not attempt to be definitive. Diasporic poetics raise more questions than they answer and are just as much about dis-placement as about place, just as much about a ‘poetics of uncertainty’ as about certainties of style/nation/identity.”
I looked at his darkening profile, So, you are Korean? No, Chinese, he said If he were the black guy last night I’d keep talking about Kenya and Obama How his dad used to be working in the bank whose …
If you put people next to a stroke Like this丨 On its right Like this：人 You become wings Like this：人丨 If you want to be air Borne you put the person along Side an English Letter: H Like this：人H You …
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Reality Dreams by Ouyang Yu Picaro Press, 2008 The Kingsbury Tales by Ouyang Yu Brandl & Schlesinger, 2008 While we awaited the arrival of Ouyang Yu's The Kingsbury Tales, a small treat came in the form of Reality Dreams. It …
A happy country does not mean its people are happy A guy who drives his 170,000-dollar Mercedes Benz Scarcely knows what to do with the in-flow of his money Instead he makes more merde money Happiness when the moon shines …
OUYANG MALLEY is an unknown Australian poet whose first published poem is ‘The Kingsbury Tales: the shirt'.
Ouyang Yu is a poet and novelist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Ouyang Yu is a poet and novelist based in Melbourne, Australia; visit his website.
Much more subtle, radical and penetrative methods of undermining the authority of the dominant culture can also be found in Yu's poetry as collected in this volume. In these other poems, instead of throwing punches and hurling insults at “Australians” – whatever that tag might actually mean – the poet is reflective and philosophical, and seems much more at home discussing the complexities of human identity and investigating his own persona as an Asian-Australian, as well as an artist grappling with the “big questions”, being and mortality.
Ouyang Yu lives in Melbourne.