Singapore Poetry in Brooklyn

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.



Tender Delirium 001 S

Theo Kwek Circle Line 001 S



Love is an Empty Barstool 003 XS

The Law of Second Marriages 001 S



About Jee Leong Koh

My book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK's Financial Times, and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. I also wrote three other books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. My work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, I live in New York City, where I edit the arts blog Singapore Poetry, and run the Second Saturdays Reading Series and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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