Monthly Archives: November 2016

Heaven Has Eyes

Library by Philip Holden She had never thought, she told her parents later, that she could fall. Late summer, and the banks of the river were thick with blackberries. She tasted some greedily on the way down to the water,

Heaven Has Eyes

Library by Philip Holden She had never thought, she told her parents later, that she could fall. Late summer, and the banks of the river were thick with blackberries. She tasted some greedily on the way down to the water,

Writing the South Seas

Introduction by Philip Holden Research work on Singapore Literature is increasingly exploring connections across languages and national borders, rather than within a single English-language literary tradition. A new generation of scholars such as E.K. Tan, Weihsin Gui, Joanne Leow, Cheryl

Writing the South Seas

Introduction by Philip Holden Research work on Singapore Literature is increasingly exploring connections across languages and national borders, rather than within a single English-language literary tradition. A new generation of scholars such as E.K. Tan, Weihsin Gui, Joanne Leow, Cheryl

Poetry After the Fall

Review of Belmont by Stephen Burt (USA: Graywolf Press, 2013) by Ng Yi-Sheng   It’s thoroughly strange to review a book like this in a world where Donald Trump’s just been elected President. Over the past week, my Facebook friends

Poetry After the Fall

Review of Belmont by Stephen Burt (USA: Graywolf Press, 2013) by Ng Yi-Sheng   It’s thoroughly strange to review a book like this in a world where Donald Trump’s just been elected President. Over the past week, my Facebook friends

Speaking Against

Review of Cyril Wong’s The Lover’s Inventory (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2015) by Andrew Howdle   Since the biennial Singapore Literary Prize expanded into categories, it has favoured joint winners in the poetry section. In 2016, the poetry award (for

Speaking Against

Review of Cyril Wong’s The Lover’s Inventory (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2015) by Andrew Howdle   Since the biennial Singapore Literary Prize expanded into categories, it has favoured joint winners in the poetry section. In 2016, the poetry award (for

The Future of Singapore Literature

Lecture by GWEE Li Sui at the double-bill SWF Lecture: Unwritten Country on 5 November 2016. The other lecture was Boey Kim Cheng’s “Reflections of a Returnee”. GWEE is a Singaporean poet, graphic artist, and literary critic.   I have

The Future of Singapore Literature

Lecture by GWEE Li Sui at the double-bill SWF Lecture: Unwritten Country on 5 November 2016. The other lecture was Boey Kim Cheng’s “Reflections of a Returnee”. GWEE is a Singaporean poet, graphic artist, and literary critic.   I have

Puppy Killer

Review of Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge by Ovidia Yu (United States: William Morrow, 2016) by Stewart Dorward Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge is the third of the Aunty Lee murder mysteries by Ovidia Yu, one of the most well known and

Puppy Killer

Review of Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge by Ovidia Yu (United States: William Morrow, 2016) by Stewart Dorward Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge is the third of the Aunty Lee murder mysteries by Ovidia Yu, one of the most well known and