3rd Singapore Poetry Contest

To celebrate Poetry Writing Month this April, Singapore Poetry is holding its third annual poetry contest. We are looking for poems that include the word “Singapore” (or its variants) in some creative manner. The poems do not have to be

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3rd Singapore Poetry Contest

To celebrate Poetry Writing Month this April, Singapore Poetry is holding its third annual poetry contest. We are looking for poems that include the word “Singapore” (or its variants) in some creative manner. The poems do not have to be

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The First Singapore Unbound Fellowship

Authors Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedorn, Alfian Sa’at, Jeremy Tiang, and moderator Harold Augenbraum at the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC 2016. The Singapore Unbound Fellowship The goal of the Singapore Unbound Fellowship is to cultivate literary talent and encourage

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The First Singapore Unbound Fellowship

Authors Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedorn, Alfian Sa’at, Jeremy Tiang, and moderator Harold Augenbraum at the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC 2016. The Singapore Unbound Fellowship The goal of the Singapore Unbound Fellowship is to cultivate literary talent and encourage

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Nothing Little About “A Little Life”

Review of Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life (USA: Doubleday, 2015) By Kevin Tan Kwan Wei Hanya Yanagihara’s sophomore novel A Little Life contemplates the debilitating effects of physical and emotional trauma. Written in 18 months, the novel became an award-winning

Nothing Little About “A Little Life”

Review of Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life (USA: Doubleday, 2015) By Kevin Tan Kwan Wei Hanya Yanagihara’s sophomore novel A Little Life contemplates the debilitating effects of physical and emotional trauma. Written in 18 months, the novel became an award-winning

Rubik’s Cube

Review of The Adopted: Stories from Angkor by HENG Siok Tian, PHAN Ming Yen, YEOW Kai Chai, and YONG Shu Hoong (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015) by Stewart Dorward   HENG Siok Tian, PHAN Ming Yen, YEOW Kai Chai, and YONG

Rubik’s Cube

Review of The Adopted: Stories from Angkor by HENG Siok Tian, PHAN Ming Yen, YEOW Kai Chai, and YONG Shu Hoong (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015) by Stewart Dorward   HENG Siok Tian, PHAN Ming Yen, YEOW Kai Chai, and YONG

Stepchild of the Sublime

Review of Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014) by Cyril Wong At the heart of every book of poems by Louise Glück, there is a journey-arc of thought and philosophical exploration; a building

Stepchild of the Sublime

Review of Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014) by Cyril Wong At the heart of every book of poems by Louise Glück, there is a journey-arc of thought and philosophical exploration; a building

A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

Hold Them With a Smile

Emptiness in the Heart of Compassion: Spirituality in the Writings of Cyril Wong. by Stewart Dorward Cyril Wong is one of the most striking and provocative figures in Singaporean literature. His prize winning and acclaimed work encompasses poetry, short stories,

Hold Them With a Smile

Emptiness in the Heart of Compassion: Spirituality in the Writings of Cyril Wong. by Stewart Dorward Cyril Wong is one of the most striking and provocative figures in Singaporean literature. His prize winning and acclaimed work encompasses poetry, short stories,