Category Archives: Poetry

A Water to Quench Your Thirst

  Eileen Chong’s new release Rainforest touches on nature, family, history, identity, food, belonging, and self. In a resonant voice that speaks its own truth, Chong shares her world with the reader, inviting them into a sensuous environment that is

A Water to Quench Your Thirst

  Eileen Chong’s new release Rainforest touches on nature, family, history, identity, food, belonging, and self. In a resonant voice that speaks its own truth, Chong shares her world with the reader, inviting them into a sensuous environment that is

Bodies of Music, Bodies of Soil

Australian poets Andy Jackson’s Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold and Tanya Thaweeskulchai’s A Salivating Monstrous Plant feature poems about the body. This is a body living in space and time. Although there is joy and pleasure here, the body is

Bodies of Music, Bodies of Soil

Australian poets Andy Jackson’s Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold and Tanya Thaweeskulchai’s A Salivating Monstrous Plant feature poems about the body. This is a body living in space and time. Although there is joy and pleasure here, the body is

Valences of Identity Dialectics

With several poems previously published in Muzzle and drawing on her slam performances that have been nationally acclaimed since 2015, Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s debut book of poems, Peluda, will be familiar to those who have followed the rising wave of young

Valences of Identity Dialectics

With several poems previously published in Muzzle and drawing on her slam performances that have been nationally acclaimed since 2015, Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s debut book of poems, Peluda, will be familiar to those who have followed the rising wave of young

Pure and Faultless Elation Emerging From Hiding

  The Delere Press intent “to provide a home for text and images that may not have a home otherwise, no matter what its geographical origins,” and to attempt to do so with hard copy, illustrated texts, choreographed by literary

Pure and Faultless Elation Emerging From Hiding

  The Delere Press intent “to provide a home for text and images that may not have a home otherwise, no matter what its geographical origins,” and to attempt to do so with hard copy, illustrated texts, choreographed by literary

A river rears up

  Jen Crawford’s Koel opens with a call, a call not of the insistent summoning variety but a calling forth of variety itself. This first poem in the collection, “Abandoned House Music”, is full of the vibrancy that makes up

A river rears up

  Jen Crawford’s Koel opens with a call, a call not of the insistent summoning variety but a calling forth of variety itself. This first poem in the collection, “Abandoned House Music”, is full of the vibrancy that makes up

Giving Ground

  Theophilus Kwek’s 2011 debut, They Speak Only Our Mother Tongue, had announced the arrival of a unique and authentic voice who wrote beyond the usual tropes that have come to be identified with Singaporean writing: identity, memory, nostalgia, victimhood,

Giving Ground

  Theophilus Kwek’s 2011 debut, They Speak Only Our Mother Tongue, had announced the arrival of a unique and authentic voice who wrote beyond the usual tropes that have come to be identified with Singaporean writing: identity, memory, nostalgia, victimhood,

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