The Middle Ground, a Singapore news website, has started a weekly series of light satirical verse on Southeast Asian current affairs. Scribe Joshua Ip will entertain and inform in his Ipster Cafe. Ip is no lightweight, however. He is the co-winner of the 2015 Singapore Literature Prize for English-language poetry for his witty collection Sonnets from the Singlish. Followers of Singapore Poetry may remember his lovely poem “explaining a thousand cranes” from his second book making love with scrabble tiles. So enjoy this new series from Singapore’s answer to Britain’s Wendy Cope.
The first installment transforms the recent government corruption scandal in Malaysia into a family whodunnit.
by Joshua Ip
The family bought a tub of Walls
And put it in the family fridge
To save up for 1 Magical
Delicious Bread ais krim sandwich… (read more).
Image from The Middle Ground website