Item description for Summer Cicadas by Jennifer Wong...
Jennifer Wong, born and brought up in Hong Kong with an Oxford education in English Literature, has been published in various poetry journals locally and overseas. Summer Cicadas, her debut collection straddling Hong Kong and Oxford, is a refreshing, poetic journey of homelands, cultural upbringing, and personal identity. It is a moving account articulating the powers and transitions of youth and love. "Summer Cicadas is an extraordinary poetic reflection on place and displacement, on memory's gains and its losses, that marks the emergence of a striking new voice in English poetry." -- Dr Jon Mee, Margaret Candfield Fellow in English, University College, Oxford
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Very pleasant to read Dec 16, 2006
Coming from a similar background - raised in hong kong, went to college overseas and faced with the same culture shock, life-style and environment changes, homesickness, etc etc - I can certainly relate to many of the feelings and observations Jennifer has nicely depicted in many of her poems inside the book.
I am sure for many, by reading through her words, can walk straight into her memory and also your own, and left with a smile in heart looking back at your own journey of life then and now, reminding us of many pleasant things that we hardly noticed but always there, like those summer cicadas.