Miriam Wei Wei LoMostly Poetry

 

So I've got this new book ...

Who Comes Calling?
(published by WAPP)

It's got all the old favourites like "Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River", "Searching for Words", and (of course), "Home".

It's also got plenty of the new favourites like "Still Searching", "Catching the L-Words", and "In Memory of Katrina Miles".

Reviews

"As I approach mid-life, and continue to write about the unique experiences of women, I am ever more aware that my entire life has been absolutely nothing like the lives of men ... In her elegant, mature poetic voice, Lo articulates this multifarious experience by examining herself in a great array of roles, including homemaker, wife, mother, friend, teacher, daughter, child, Christian disciple, justice-seeker and revenant, to emotionally moving effect"

Esther Ottoway, "A Series of Mirrors", Rochford Street Review

"It is [...] glimpses of these different kinds of love, familial, divine, transcendent, love of art and love of community that ultimately give this collection its otherworldly glow."

Judith HuangMascara Literary Review

"This collection is the work of thirty years and is particularly redolent of the very female experience of domestic life, not as bliss or boredom but a full life lived with tenacity and struggle [...] powerful and unflinching."

Lisa Collyer on Substack

" ... reflects on transnational diasporic experiences [...] agilely switches between places."

Caitlin Maling for Cordite Poetry Review

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I'm live tomorrow on Radio Fremantle with Valerie Preston ... feeling a bit nervous and excited!@valeriepreston812  #poetryonair #poetsspeak #wapoets #fremantle

I`m live tomorrow on Radio Fremantle with Valerie Preston ... feeling a bit nervous and excited!

@valeriepreston812 #poetryonair #poetsspeak #wapoets #fremantle
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Australian Christian Book of the Year 2024 shortlist!Ten books to make you think, provoke spiritual growth, and consider how you love God, others, and the beautiful planet we are part of.@sparklit_australia #christianreading #christianbooks

Australian Christian Book of the Year 2024 shortlist!

Ten books to make you think, provoke spiritual growth, and consider how you love God, others, and the beautiful planet we are part of.

@sparklit_australia #christianreading #christianbooks
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bracketsthese cupped hands
that hold(not)thingeverything invisible
that surroundsand spills overbreathed in
like the air in prayerbreathed out
the missing Oin G-d, m-ther, and sh-utwaiting for our voices
to call outRead the rest of this poem at miriamweiweilo.substack.com#hands #metaphormonday #poem

brackets

these cupped hands
that hold

(not)thing

everything invisible
that surrounds

and spills over

breathed in
like the air in prayer

breathed out
the missing O

in G-d, m-ther, and sh-ut

waiting for our voices
to call out

Read the rest of this poem at miriamweiweilo.substack.com

#hands #metaphormonday #poem
...

This is why I fell off socials ... reading, reading, reading for @sparklit_australia Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards.Thanks for the intense shortlist meeting @gjclarke2021 @zoubei_en @michael.collie.180
& Cath!#christianwriting #christianbooks #christianwritersdownunder #christianreading

This is why I fell off socials ... reading, reading, reading for @sparklit_australia Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards.

Thanks for the intense shortlist meeting @gjclarke2021 @zoubei_en @michael.collie.180
& Cath!

#christianwriting #christianbooks #christianwritersdownunder #christianreading
...

Experience awe, look again at the world with eyes of wonder, and write poems about what is still beautiful.Workshop deets:
10am to 12pm Sat 8 June 2024
Civic Square Library, 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon
Cost is $12Tickets here: https://www.melvillecity.com.au/things-to-do/events/whats-on/poetry-workshop-with-miriam-wei-wei-lo#poetryworkshop #perthpoetryworkshop
@melvillelibrary @wapoets

Experience awe, look again at the world with eyes of wonder, and write poems about what is still beautiful.

Workshop deets:
10am to 12pm Sat 8 June 2024
Civic Square Library, 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon
Cost is $12

Tickets here: https://www.melvillecity.com.au/things-to-do/events/whats-on/poetry-workshop-with-miriam-wei-wei-lo

#poetryworkshop #perthpoetryworkshop
@melvillelibrary @wapoets
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FigWhat it is to be a tree:
to take root in the ground,
to know a place
by persisting in it,
to be at the mercy
of the weather at all times:
the summer sun,
the driving rain,
to take it in
and make something of it.What it is to be a tree:
this tree, here,
on this limestone ridge
near the ocean,
shedding yellow leaves
as djeran rain finally comes;
this tree, not native,
but somehow
becoming the place
by persisting in it,
leaf becoming soil
soil becoming leaf.Read the final stanza on my substack
miriamweiweilo.substack.com#fig #figpoem #metaphormonday

Fig

What it is to be a tree:
to take root in the ground,
to know a place
by persisting in it,
to be at the mercy
of the weather at all times:
the summer sun,
the driving rain,
to take it in
and make something of it.

What it is to be a tree:
this tree, here,
on this limestone ridge
near the ocean,
shedding yellow leaves
as djeran rain finally comes;
this tree, not native,
but somehow
becoming the place
by persisting in it,
leaf becoming soil
soil becoming leaf.

Read the final stanza on my substack
miriamweiweilo.substack.com

#fig #figpoem #metaphormonday
...

Completely unplanned colour coordination ...#friends #friendswhowalk
@anneinwesternaustralia

Completely unplanned colour coordination ...

#friends #friendswhowalk
@anneinwesternaustralia
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