Monthly Archives: July 2014

Deathless Emotion

Onnen (怨念)*  by Tania De Rozario For the dead women in Ju-On, Ringu and Shutter. * In Japanese, the word “onnen” signifies an emotion so strong that it lingers even past death. It is often the basis of narratives that

Deathless Emotion

Onnen (怨念)*  by Tania De Rozario For the dead women in Ju-On, Ringu and Shutter. * In Japanese, the word “onnen” signifies an emotion so strong that it lingers even past death. It is often the basis of narratives that

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Grace Chia, poet and university teacher, nominates Grace Chua’s poem “Homesick” as her favorite Singapore poem. Chia writes, “We teach this poem for our Creative Writing workshops and it’s an effective, simple yet evocative poem, very dreamlike, nostalgic and memorable,

Singapore’s Favorite Poem

Grace Chia, poet and university teacher, nominates Grace Chua’s poem “Homesick” as her favorite Singapore poem. Chia writes, “We teach this poem for our Creative Writing workshops and it’s an effective, simple yet evocative poem, very dreamlike, nostalgic and memorable,

The River’s Song

SP brings you the first lyrical section of the new novel The River’s Song by Suchen Christine Lim, winner of the inaugural Singapore Literature Prize in 1992, and of the South-East Asian Write Award in 2012. The publishers Aurora Metro

The River’s Song

SP brings you the first lyrical section of the new novel The River’s Song by Suchen Christine Lim, winner of the inaugural Singapore Literature Prize in 1992, and of the South-East Asian Write Award in 2012. The publishers Aurora Metro

Finding Sincerity

Finding Sincerity – Makassar International Writers Festival 2014 Words and photos by Marc Nair   I was in Makassar, South Sulawesi, for the Makassar International Writers Festival from 4-8 June. The festival was held at Fort Rotterdam, one of the

Finding Sincerity

Finding Sincerity – Makassar International Writers Festival 2014 Words and photos by Marc Nair   I was in Makassar, South Sulawesi, for the Makassar International Writers Festival from 4-8 June. The festival was held at Fort Rotterdam, one of the

Featured Poem

explaining a thousand cranes by Joshua Ip   so this is how you fold a thousand cranes: one at a time. (approaching three a day, over the course of one year in the life of a boy with simply not

Featured Poem

explaining a thousand cranes by Joshua Ip   so this is how you fold a thousand cranes: one at a time. (approaching three a day, over the course of one year in the life of a boy with simply not

Second Saturdays Reading Series #4

Second Saturdays Reading Series #4 Written by Kenneth Lim, with photos by Kimberley Lim and Paul and Al Rozario-Falcone It was a case of bare feet and bared souls on June 14 as over 30 people gathered at yoga studio

Second Saturdays Reading Series #4

Second Saturdays Reading Series #4 Written by Kenneth Lim, with photos by Kimberley Lim and Paul and Al Rozario-Falcone It was a case of bare feet and bared souls on June 14 as over 30 people gathered at yoga studio

Excerpt 11 from “Gigi’s Graphologist & The Ngadhu Gecko”

Read Excerpts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten. chén cí làn diào :: of hackneyed stereotypes by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé   “My wife liked how enigmatic Mary Magdalene was,” Dr. Eichelberger said. “She liked how

Excerpt 11 from “Gigi’s Graphologist & The Ngadhu Gecko”

Read Excerpts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten. chén cí làn diào :: of hackneyed stereotypes by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé   “My wife liked how enigmatic Mary Magdalene was,” Dr. Eichelberger said. “She liked how