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Zhi Yi Cham Zhi Yi Cham i(11363376 works by)
Born: Established:
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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Zhi Yi Cham is a Malaysian poet based in Canberra. Her work has appeared in Voiceworks, Rambutan, and Scum.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards


for 'Burgeoning'.

Awards for Works

Soak, Reprise i "scrape the side of the pot", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Liminal , October 2020;
2021 nominated The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Digital Innovation
y separately published work icon Blur by The Sydney : Subbed In , 2019 16927844 2019 selected work poetry

'blur by the is a collection of fractures that make not quite a whole. It is a giving of permission to the self, to exist as messily as ( i s ). These poems are a record of navigation through longing and dis [ place ] ment of the body and of place, a shattering of expectation(s) of the self and of family, often through dreams, food and eroticism. blur by the is an attempt at freedom.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 highly commended ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Poetry
2020 shortlisted Small Press Network Book of the Year Award
2020 shortlisted ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
2019 joint winner Anne Elder Award
2018 finalist Subbed In Chapbook Prize
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