Category Archives: Poetry

Feature: Swamp Vignette

Swamp Vignette is a floating piece, quite appropriately following ancient poets’ paths of wandering. Swamp Vignette is floating a bit further ahead, outside of the current literary consumer world, where a book is “a written text that can be published

Feature: Swamp Vignette

Swamp Vignette is a floating piece, quite appropriately following ancient poets’ paths of wandering. Swamp Vignette is floating a bit further ahead, outside of the current literary consumer world, where a book is “a written text that can be published

Me Migrant

  The first two instalments of the Migrant Workers’ Poetry Competition, held in 2014 and 2015, have brought into focus an entire community of writers who previously escaped the attentions of Singapore’s wider reading public.  The Competition represents an essential

Me Migrant

  The first two instalments of the Migrant Workers’ Poetry Competition, held in 2014 and 2015, have brought into focus an entire community of writers who previously escaped the attentions of Singapore’s wider reading public.  The Competition represents an essential

Between Word and World

With these new collections, 2015 has proven a particularly rich year for poets writing against the geographically and culturally Anglo-Saxon grain of the English language. All three poets slip between loved languages, confronting readers of British poetry not only with

Between Word and World

With these new collections, 2015 has proven a particularly rich year for poets writing against the geographically and culturally Anglo-Saxon grain of the English language. All three poets slip between loved languages, confronting readers of British poetry not only with

How many voices are in here?

  Wallace Stevens once remarked on the inevitability, the necessity, of “the transposition of an objective reality to a subjective reality” in poetry and identified the relationship between “reality and the sensibility of the poet” as rooted in precisely this

How many voices are in here?

  Wallace Stevens once remarked on the inevitability, the necessity, of “the transposition of an objective reality to a subjective reality” in poetry and identified the relationship between “reality and the sensibility of the poet” as rooted in precisely this

Desde Hong Kong

  An unexpected collection, both in purpose and origin, Desde Hong Kong has turned out to be a surprising achievement. First, the premise: Desde Hong Kong is occasioned by the 2014 centennial celebration of Octavio Paz’s birth. Couched as “poets

Desde Hong Kong

  An unexpected collection, both in purpose and origin, Desde Hong Kong has turned out to be a surprising achievement. First, the premise: Desde Hong Kong is occasioned by the 2014 centennial celebration of Octavio Paz’s birth. Couched as “poets

Kepulauan

  Amateur and student poetry – the two are not the same but have sufficient overlaps to often be considered inter-changeable – are often beheld with trepidation. What new insights can they bring to the themes of loss and love,

Kepulauan

  Amateur and student poetry – the two are not the same but have sufficient overlaps to often be considered inter-changeable – are often beheld with trepidation. What new insights can they bring to the themes of loss and love,

Hula Hooping

Adventurous, humorous and enigmatic, Tammy Ho’s debut collection, Hula hooping, takes the reader on a curious journey that explores the hidden dimensions of the self and society. A thoughtfully-composed cultural assemblage, Ho’s poetry is marked by the remarkable free-spirited spontaneity

Hula Hooping

Adventurous, humorous and enigmatic, Tammy Ho’s debut collection, Hula hooping, takes the reader on a curious journey that explores the hidden dimensions of the self and society. A thoughtfully-composed cultural assemblage, Ho’s poetry is marked by the remarkable free-spirited spontaneity