POTM Episode 17 – Keijiro Suga, Moira Egan, Eileen Chong

In conjunction with the Poetry on the Move festival, selected guests are commissioned to produce a chapbook of work new to Australian audiences. The series is linked to a program of poets in residence at the University of Canberra.

Keijiro Suga is a Tokyo based poet, translator and professor of critical theory at Meiji University. He is well known for his ten books of essays of which Transversal Journeys (2010) was awarded the Yomiuri Prize for Literature, one of the most prestigious literary awards in Japan.

Moira Egan is an American poet/translator who lives in Rome. She has published eight volumes of poetry (five in the US, three in Italy); the most recent of these are Synæsthesium (The New Criterion Prize, 2017) and Olfactorium (Italic PeQuod, 2018). Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies on four continents.

Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet who was born in Singapore. Her books are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014), Painting Red Orchids (2016), and Rainforest (2018), all from Pitt Street Poetry, and The Uncommon Feast (2018) by Recent Work Press. 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.