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Onkalo

Onkalo Onkalo meaning cave or cavity is the world s first spent nuclear repository currently being built on the west coast of Finland Built to last years it will be humanity s most ambitious yet fe

  • Title: Onkalo
  • Author: Bernice Chauly
  • ISBN: 9789810776725
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Onkalo meaning cave or cavity is the world s first spent nuclear repository, currently being built on the west coast of Finland Built to last 100,000 years, it will be humanity s most ambitious yet feared monument Chauly s third collection of poems explores the unsayable, of hidden joys and sorrows that delve into the deepest and darkest reaches of womanhood.

    • ↠ Onkalo ↠ Bernice Chauly
      Bernice Chauly

    About "Bernice Chauly"

    1. Bernice Chauly

      Bernice Chauly is the author of six books of poetry and prose Once We Were There 2017, Winner of the Penang Monthly Book Prize , Onkalo 2013, Direct, honest and powerful JM Coetzee , Growing Up With Ghosts 2011, Winner of the POPULAR The Star Readers Choice Award for Non Fiction , The Book of Sins 2008 , Lost in KL 2008 , and going there and coming back 1997 Born in George Town, Penang to Chinese Punjabi teachers, she read Education, TESL and English Literature in Canada as a government scholar For over 20 years, she has worked extensively in the creative industries as a writer, teacher, photographer, actor and filmmaker and has won multiple awards for her work and her contribution to the arts in Malaysia.Chauly has served as Festival Director of the George Town Literary Festival since 2011, the only state funded literary festival in Malaysia She was also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Iowa s International Writing Program IWP in 2014, and was awarded residencies at the Nederlands Letterenfonds in Amsterdam and the Sitka Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska She is the founder and Director of the KL Writers Workshop, and currently lectures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus UNMC She lives in Kuala Lumpur with her two daughters.

    737 Comments

    1. I love this book The first poem was superbly constructed, threading detail and imagery easily and precisely There was enough in Chauly s poetry for me to pick out and keep I was engaged throughout I wish she would have explored her fascination with Onkalo, the world s first spent nuclear repository, it being the collection s title It fell short as an image concept the poem of the same title was too short, too vague, too quick to stop I felt this way for some of her other brief pieces too and won [...]


    2. I m sure others would disagree, but I m not too keen on writing as medication the effects turn out to be less than therapeutic for readers This is good in its own way, but not to my understanding of what poetry should be.


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