Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

At the End of the Ride Lies Bethesda for Guy When we get on the Vamoose to go to Sandy’s for Thanksgiving, I’ll forget, again, to bring water and eats for the four-hour trot. I’ll live with my thirst, as

Happy Thanksgiving!

At the End of the Ride Lies Bethesda for Guy When we get on the Vamoose to go to Sandy’s for Thanksgiving, I’ll forget, again, to bring water and eats for the four-hour trot. I’ll live with my thirst, as

Singapore Art Book Fair

The inaugural Singapore Art Book Fair will be held from 27 November to 1 December this year. Organized by BooksActually and HJGHER, the fair will take place at Gillman Barracks, a former army barracks that has been converted into a

Singapore Art Book Fair

The inaugural Singapore Art Book Fair will be held from 27 November to 1 December this year. Organized by BooksActually and HJGHER, the fair will take place at Gillman Barracks, a former army barracks that has been converted into a

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Shi Han, a Junior College student, nominates as his favorite poem “Stars” by Christine Chia. He writes, “The poem brings me back to my childhood where I would lie flat on my back to count the stars in the night

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Shi Han, a Junior College student, nominates as his favorite poem “Stars” by Christine Chia. He writes, “The poem brings me back to my childhood where I would lie flat on my back to count the stars in the night

Musical Caesura

Poetry and music have  always borrowed ideas from each other. Sometimes the borrowings are acknowledged in the title of a work. A poetic example is “Picnickers in New York, A Fugue for a Lost Cartographer” by Yeow Kai Chai, music

Musical Caesura

Poetry and music have  always borrowed ideas from each other. Sometimes the borrowings are acknowledged in the title of a work. A poetic example is “Picnickers in New York, A Fugue for a Lost Cartographer” by Yeow Kai Chai, music

Correct Flavor

A major publishing event in Singapore literature: NUS Press has just launched The Collected Poems of Arthur Yap. Yap, who died in 2006, was one of the most significant early poets of independent Singapore. Collected Poems includes poems from all

Correct Flavor

A major publishing event in Singapore literature: NUS Press has just launched The Collected Poems of Arthur Yap. Yap, who died in 2006, was one of the most significant early poets of independent Singapore. Collected Poems includes poems from all

Gedung Kuning

Around 1846, a Rumah Bendahara (House of the Chief Minister) was built for Tengku Mahmud, the younger son of Sultan Ali (Wikipedia). Tengku Mahmud named the house Gedung Kuning (the Yellow Mansion) after its yellow walls.        

Gedung Kuning

Around 1846, a Rumah Bendahara (House of the Chief Minister) was built for Tengku Mahmud, the younger son of Sultan Ali (Wikipedia). Tengku Mahmud named the house Gedung Kuning (the Yellow Mansion) after its yellow walls.        

Featured Poem

Solat In standing straight, bending Down to touch my knees, then ending Each raka’at in homage on the ground, I find that spot beyond all sight or sound – Around the body’s pivot The moments of each day Reach equilibrium

Featured Poem

Solat In standing straight, bending Down to touch my knees, then ending Each raka’at in homage on the ground, I find that spot beyond all sight or sound – Around the body’s pivot The moments of each day Reach equilibrium