Singapore Poetry will have a table at the Brooklyn Book Festival for the second year running. To be held this Sunday, September 21, the Festival is touted to be “the largest free literary event in New York City,” according to its website. Headline authors include Paul Auster, Amit Chaudhuri, Rita Dove, Tina Chang, and Marie Howe. There are hundreds of vendors. Singapore Poetry will be at Table 215, beside the historic Brooklyn Borough Hall, next to fighting dumplings at Colin Goh and Yen Yen Woo’s Yumcha Studio.
At Table 215, you can find some of the most interesting Singapore authors, many of whom will be in New York City for the Singapore Literature Festival. You can meet them in their words before meeting them in person come October 10 – 12. Available also are books shortlisted for this year’s Singapore Literature Prize: Joshua Ip’s Sonnets from the Singlish, Tania De Rozario’s Tender Delirium, Theophilus Kwek’s Circle Line, and Jee Leong Koh’s The Pillow Book.