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2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC (Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2016)

  Dear Friends, We are excited to announce the return of Singapore Literature Festival in New York City. The theme this year is Singapore Unbound. Started in 2014, the biennial festival brings together Singaporean and American authors for in-depth conversations

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2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC (Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2016)

  Dear Friends, We are excited to announce the return of Singapore Literature Festival in New York City. The theme this year is Singapore Unbound. Started in 2014, the biennial festival brings together Singaporean and American authors for in-depth conversations

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2nd Singapore Poetry Contest – First Prize Winner

President’s Day by Josh Lefkowitz   What kind of ego do you have to have To think you cannot stand to be Around even the mere friends of your ex Sorry Amanda I’m outing you by name In this here

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2nd Singapore Poetry Contest – First Prize Winner

President’s Day by Josh Lefkowitz   What kind of ego do you have to have To think you cannot stand to be Around even the mere friends of your ex Sorry Amanda I’m outing you by name In this here

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Special Focus on Justin Chin – “Incontinence”

Part Four of our Special Focus on Justin Chin reprints a poem from his last book of poems Gutted, which was named a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. The title poem is a multivalent, multi-form sequence of 65 parts.

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Special Focus on Justin Chin – “Incontinence”

Part Four of our Special Focus on Justin Chin reprints a poem from his last book of poems Gutted, which was named a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. The title poem is a multivalent, multi-form sequence of 65 parts.

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Appraising “The Apprentice”

An excerpt from Dan Koh’s insightful review of The Apprentice, a ground-breaking new film by Boo Junfeng about capital punishment in Singapore. You can read the full review at The On-line Citizen.   Photo: Joseph Nair For a country that

Apprentice SG still #1 (Meg White)
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Appraising “The Apprentice”

An excerpt from Dan Koh’s insightful review of The Apprentice, a ground-breaking new film by Boo Junfeng about capital punishment in Singapore. You can read the full review at The On-line Citizen.   Photo: Joseph Nair For a country that

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2nd Singapore Poetry Contest – Second Prize Winner

Metamorphosis by Ankita Anand   Politicians double up as salons Offering makeovers. If today you ask a city its name, It will look into your eyes seductively And ask, “What do you want it to be? I could be Shanghai,

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2nd Singapore Poetry Contest – Second Prize Winner

Metamorphosis by Ankita Anand   Politicians double up as salons Offering makeovers. If today you ask a city its name, It will look into your eyes seductively And ask, “What do you want it to be? I could be Shanghai,

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Special Focus on Justin Chin – “Quietus”

Part Three of our special focus on Justin Chin brings you his short story “Quietus” collected in his book 98 Wounds (San Francisco: Manic D Press). Part One reprints his prose piece “Buffed Fag” and Part Two his poem “Poison.” Born

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Special Focus on Justin Chin – “Quietus”

Part Three of our special focus on Justin Chin brings you his short story “Quietus” collected in his book 98 Wounds (San Francisco: Manic D Press). Part One reprints his prose piece “Buffed Fag” and Part Two his poem “Poison.” Born

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2nd Singapore Poetry Contest – Third Prize Winner

I’m Supposed to Teach by Sara Backer   the meaning of redundancy. For example: They went skydiving in mid-air. Where else could you skydive? I ask anticipating laughter, receiving silent stares. My students are somber. A shy hand half-rises. You

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2nd Singapore Poetry Contest – Third Prize Winner

I’m Supposed to Teach by Sara Backer   the meaning of redundancy. For example: They went skydiving in mid-air. Where else could you skydive? I ask anticipating laughter, receiving silent stares. My students are somber. A shy hand half-rises. You

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Special Focus on Justin Chin – “Poison”

This is the second part of our “Special Focus” on Justin Chin. The series highlights an important aspect of the work of an established Singapore author. You can read Part 1, Justin Chin’s “Buffed Fag,” here. Poet, fictionist, essayist, and

9.3 Harmless Medicine

Special Focus on Justin Chin – “Poison”

This is the second part of our “Special Focus” on Justin Chin. The series highlights an important aspect of the work of an established Singapore author. You can read Part 1, Justin Chin’s “Buffed Fag,” here. Poet, fictionist, essayist, and