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I Watch The Stars Go Out

Year Published: 1999

Felix Cheong’s second collection of poetry extends the themes and concerns of his first book, Temptation and Other Poems.


At its heart is the image of a collapsing star that explodes in a fury of light, and the poems illuminate both the world within and without, in a language that is as evocative as it is provocative.


Drawing from his work in the mass media, Cheong also comments on how the media has turned modern life inside out. Taking issues with hype such as the Teletubbies and the Starr Report, he poses wry questions about the state of humanity at the threshold of the millennium.

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