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Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Shirley Geok-lin Lim (born 1944) was born in Malacca Malaysia. She is an American writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Her first collection of poems, Crossing The Peninsula, published in 1980, won her the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, a first both for an Asian and for a woman. Among several other awards that she has received, her memoir, Among the White Moon Faces, received the 1997 American Book Award.

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I can't imagine otherwise - I guess Virginia Woolf could write wonderful novels where the women neve ...

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[Cancer] didn't make me more intense about not working more and just having fun more. It didn't do t ...

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"Time" does not mean "occasion."

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When I spoke at the 2012 Contemporary Women Writers' Conference in Taipei, I thought it offered an a ...

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Singing has nothing to do with poetry, except as twins separated at birth.

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Agency over one's sexual self - and the articulation of that kind of agency - might seem transgressi ...

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You need to be distracted.

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Poetics is a science for stammering poets.

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After Fifty Shades of Grey, I think my writing is pretty tame, isn't it?

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[My muse] she's impatient with me, because I don't do what I should do: sit down and write.

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According to [Maxine Hong] Kingston, the prose writer is "a workhorse."

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Breath and brevity are sisters; the long-winded is an enemy who muffles your heartbeat.

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Crows appear in many of my new unpublished poems. In these walks, they take on a symbolic life apart ...

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[Irony] has everything to do with what Tillie Olsen so powerfully imagined in her short story, "As I ...

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It's why muse is so impatient with me. I don't ever go to her until after the teaching or whatever i ...

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