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Betty Warrington-Kearsley

Betty Warrington-Kearsley was born in England but grew up with her Chinese family in Singapore. She also writes under the pen name Pe-Lien. Her poetry, haiku and short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies. Warrington-Kearsley lives in Ottawa, Ontario.


Red Lacquered Chopsticks: Poems

Toronto: TSAR Books, 2006.
PS8645 .A773 R42 2006

Publisher’s Synopsis

This volume of poetry bridges the spaces between cultures. Detailed with observation and personal experience, honest and clear in their vision, these poems reflect upon the poet’s Asian and Western identities. Ancient legends counterpoint modern reality; beauty and peace are offset by the rawness of death and dying. Erudite and referential in both cultures, these poems are also intelligent and accessible.


Publisher Mawenzi House (formerly TSAR)