Becoming poets: The Asian English experience (Paperback)
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Becoming poets: The Asian English experience (Paperback)

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Paperback 337 Pages / Published: 16/04/2014
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Literatures in English have emerged in several Asian communities and have enjoyed a growing readership. Creative writing programmes in Asia and other parts of the world have also attracted many new voices from Asia. However, little is known about how learners from different language backgrounds become published poets in English. This book is a pioneering work on the development of poets and poetry in English in Asia. It offers a five-stage model to understand such phenomena. The life experiences of 50 published poets from five Asian locations: Macao, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and India, based on interviews conducted by the author, and their poetry are analyzed to appreciate how learners of English in multilingual environments become published poets and how such individual metamorphosis contributes to the growth of literary communities at local, regional and cosmopolitan levels. Researchers on Asian Englishes and literatures in English, teachers and participants in creative writing programmes, policy makers for English in education or the nurturing of the creative arts and any one interested in poetry writing will find the book highly informative and inspiring.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034314862
Number of pages: 337
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 225 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"With its breadth of reference and depth of investigation, Lam's book is a cogent assessment of the Asian English experience."
(Murari Prasad, Asiatic 2/2015)

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