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Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry Paperback – Oct 1 1999

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (Oct. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551520737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551520735
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,385,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Expertly edited . . . an important and timely book.
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About the Author

Andy Quan is the author of four books: Calendar Boy, Slant, Bowling Pin Fire, and Six Positions, and the co-editor of the Arsenal Pulp Press anthology Swallowing Clouds with Jim Wong-Chu. He was born in 1969 in Vancouver, BC, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian and fifth generation Chinese-American with roots in the villages of Canton. His short fiction has appeared in the Arsenal Pulp Fiction anthologies Queeries, Queer View Mirror, Contra/Diction, Carnal Nation, the Quickies series and I Like It Like That.

Other short fiction, poetry and non-fiction has appeared widely in anthologies and magazines in Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia.

He is also a singer-songwriter, and had a featured role in Canadian video-maker Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry, an exploration of sexuality among early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

After living in Toronto, London, and Brussels, Andy has lived in Sydney, Australia since 1999 where he works on regi

Jim Wong-Chu is a poet whose book Chinatown Ghosts (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1986; now out of print) was the first poetry book by an Asian Canadian writer. In addition to co-editing Swallowing Clouds with Andy Quan, he co-edited the fiction anthology Many Mouthed Birds with Bennett Lee. Jim is also the founder of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop. He lives in Vancouver.

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Swallowing Clouds introduced me to a new level of craft and social consciousness in Canadian Poetry. I have found a superb range of technical accomplishment, writing on the edge, and splendid explorations of political and sexual awareness and experience.
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