Monthly Archives: February 2014

How Does One Wake Up From A Nightmare?

A child dies because her mother accidentally leaves her in a car. How does one come to terms with such a tragedy? This hard-hitting question, which did confront one mother, is the subject of a new musical theater work by

How Does One Wake Up From A Nightmare?

A child dies because her mother accidentally leaves her in a car. How does one come to terms with such a tragedy? This hard-hitting question, which did confront one mother, is the subject of a new musical theater work by

Featured Poem

Leeds The Leeds and Liverpool Canal, constructed in the early 19th Century, runs across the Pennines to join the two cities: one coastal, and one in landlocked Yorkshire. It is 204km – or 127 miles – in length. The milestones

Featured Poem

Leeds The Leeds and Liverpool Canal, constructed in the early 19th Century, runs across the Pennines to join the two cities: one coastal, and one in landlocked Yorkshire. It is 204km – or 127 miles – in length. The milestones

Unwritten History

Unwritten: An Anecdotal History of Performance Poetry in Singapore by Ng Yi-Sheng A Prologue (2010) It’s Thursday night at Blu Jaz Café, a restaurant-cum-lounge bar at 11 Bali Lane. We’ve got a room on the third floor with a chandelier

Unwritten History

Unwritten: An Anecdotal History of Performance Poetry in Singapore by Ng Yi-Sheng A Prologue (2010) It’s Thursday night at Blu Jaz Café, a restaurant-cum-lounge bar at 11 Bali Lane. We’ve got a room on the third floor with a chandelier

OF ZOOS

From Kim Lim, a Singaporean based in New York, via University of Virginia, comes a bold new poetry journal “for Singaporeans and everyone else.” OF ZOOS welcomes all species of poetry, provided that they make for special viewing interest. In

OF ZOOS

From Kim Lim, a Singaporean based in New York, via University of Virginia, comes a bold new poetry journal “for Singaporeans and everyone else.” OF ZOOS welcomes all species of poetry, provided that they make for special viewing interest. In

Singapore’s Favorite Poem: A Valentine

Pooja Nansi, teacher and poet, cannot, for the life of her, decide between two favorites. To spare her the agony, SP will post one first, and then the other later. Of Alvin Pang’s poem “Aubade,” Nansi writes, “The first time

Singapore’s Favorite Poem: A Valentine

Pooja Nansi, teacher and poet, cannot, for the life of her, decide between two favorites. To spare her the agony, SP will post one first, and then the other later. Of Alvin Pang’s poem “Aubade,” Nansi writes, “The first time

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Featured Image

“Bird Vase–Grace” is a work by New York-based ceramicist Wee Hong Ling. When she left Singapore for the States in 1992, she did not have an art career in mind. She was going as a NASA research fellow to complete

/ Art

Featured Image

“Bird Vase–Grace” is a work by New York-based ceramicist Wee Hong Ling. When she left Singapore for the States in 1992, she did not have an art career in mind. She was going as a NASA research fellow to complete

Hair Roots, Language Routes

The main literary journal of the country, the Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, has just published Volume 13 Number 1. The issue offers many delights in various genres. “Starlight,” a poem by Jena Woodhouse, is intensely and rewardingly imagistic. Zhang Ruihe,

Hair Roots, Language Routes

The main literary journal of the country, the Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, has just published Volume 13 Number 1. The issue offers many delights in various genres. “Starlight,” a poem by Jena Woodhouse, is intensely and rewardingly imagistic. Zhang Ruihe,