Category Archives: Poetry

How to Build an American Home

Review of Jennifer S. Cheng’s House A (USA: Omnidawn, 2016) by Tse Hao Guang   Jennifer S. Cheng’s debut collection of poems House A draws power from repetition, like waves or the stacking of bricks. It’s torn between wanting to

How to Build an American Home

Review of Jennifer S. Cheng’s House A (USA: Omnidawn, 2016) by Tse Hao Guang   Jennifer S. Cheng’s debut collection of poems House A draws power from repetition, like waves or the stacking of bricks. It’s torn between wanting to

That Which Flashes ‘Upon That Inward Eye’

Review of Greg Hewett’s Blindsight (USA: Coffee House Press, 2016) by Ian Tan     Earth, isn’t this what you want: to arise within us, invisible? Isn’t it your dream to be wholly invisible someday?—O Earth: invisible! What, if not

That Which Flashes ‘Upon That Inward Eye’

Review of Greg Hewett’s Blindsight (USA: Coffee House Press, 2016) by Ian Tan     Earth, isn’t this what you want: to arise within us, invisible? Isn’t it your dream to be wholly invisible someday?—O Earth: invisible! What, if not

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

Literarily Singapore

In conjunction with the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC (Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2016), Lambda Literary has just published a “Singapore Literary Portfolio.” Featuring three festival authors, the portfolio gives a taste of what the festival has in

Literarily Singapore

In conjunction with the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC (Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2016), Lambda Literary has just published a “Singapore Literary Portfolio.” Featuring three festival authors, the portfolio gives a taste of what the festival has in

“Tepid Water”

Review of We Were Always Eating Expired Things by Cheryl Julia Lee (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2014) By R. A. Briggs               Cheryl Julia Lee’s first collection, shortlisted for this year’s Singapore Literature Prize,

“Tepid Water”

Review of We Were Always Eating Expired Things by Cheryl Julia Lee (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2014) By R. A. Briggs               Cheryl Julia Lee’s first collection, shortlisted for this year’s Singapore Literature Prize,

New Poems by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

The poems below by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé will appear in his forthcoming collection Reading to Ted Hesburgh (Squircle Line Press and Glass Lyre Press, 2017).   f is for form and finitude by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé   seeing that there’s

New Poems by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

The poems below by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé will appear in his forthcoming collection Reading to Ted Hesburgh (Squircle Line Press and Glass Lyre Press, 2017).   f is for form and finitude by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé   seeing that there’s