On 31st October 2013, I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south of Vietnam. A recent graduate, I had looked at the jobs available to me in the United Kingdom and decided – against every introverted fibre of my being – to move abroad and teach English as a foreign language. As someone who struggles with social anxiety, it was not easy to adapt. Presentations were my worst nightmare – and now I was going to be doing them every day in front of people of all ages. But it was an adventure, and that was the important part. These poems tell my story.
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“This compilation of poems is a meditative and intimate exploration of the writer’s time in Vietnam. It brilliantly conveys the exciting nature of being in a new and challenging environment as well as the anxieties and obstacles that come with it.”
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Laura Marie Clark is a graduate from England, UK. She has been writing for many years, after becoming inspired in an English literature class when some of the other students mocked her poetry. She graduated in 2013, then spent 10 months living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In November 2015 her debut collection of poetry, City of the World, was published. This book is based on her experiences as an expat.