Stepchild of the Sublime

Review of Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014) by Cyril Wong At the heart of every book of poems by Louise Glück, there is a journey-arc of thought and philosophical exploration; a building

Stepchild of the Sublime

Review of Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014) by Cyril Wong At the heart of every book of poems by Louise Glück, there is a journey-arc of thought and philosophical exploration; a building

3rd Singapore Poetry Contest

To celebrate Poetry Writing Month this April, Singapore Poetry is holding its third annual poetry contest. We are looking for poems that include the word “Singapore” (or its variants) in some creative manner. The poems do not have to be

3rd Singapore Poetry Contest

To celebrate Poetry Writing Month this April, Singapore Poetry is holding its third annual poetry contest. We are looking for poems that include the word “Singapore” (or its variants) in some creative manner. The poems do not have to be

A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

A Wide Field of Contestation

A Wide Field of Contestation by Y.S. Pek Tucked away on the twentieth floor, just in view from the lift landing, a staircase glistened. For seven days. Two weeks ago, I came upon two Straits Times press photographs of Priyageetha

The First Singapore Unbound Fellowship

Authors Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedorn, Alfian Sa’at, Jeremy Tiang, and moderator Harold Augenbraum at the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC 2016. The Singapore Unbound Fellowship The goal of the Singapore Unbound Fellowship is to cultivate literary talent and encourage

The First Singapore Unbound Fellowship

Authors Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedorn, Alfian Sa’at, Jeremy Tiang, and moderator Harold Augenbraum at the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC 2016. The Singapore Unbound Fellowship The goal of the Singapore Unbound Fellowship is to cultivate literary talent and encourage

Hold Them With a Smile

Emptiness in the Heart of Compassion: Spirituality in the Writings of Cyril Wong. by Stewart Dorward Cyril Wong is one of the most striking and provocative figures in Singaporean literature. His prize winning and acclaimed work encompasses poetry, short stories,

Hold Them With a Smile

Emptiness in the Heart of Compassion: Spirituality in the Writings of Cyril Wong. by Stewart Dorward Cyril Wong is one of the most striking and provocative figures in Singaporean literature. His prize winning and acclaimed work encompasses poetry, short stories,

Alternative Facts

Review of The Sellout by Paul Beatty (USA: Picador, 2016) by Angus Whitehead   I was initially cynical of the deluge of praise for Paul Beatty’s Booker Prize-winning novel. NPR.org, for instance, described The Sellout as possibly “the first truly

Alternative Facts

Review of The Sellout by Paul Beatty (USA: Picador, 2016) by Angus Whitehead   I was initially cynical of the deluge of praise for Paul Beatty’s Booker Prize-winning novel. NPR.org, for instance, described The Sellout as possibly “the first truly

Cut Lotus Root

Review of Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan by Wena Poon (CreateSpace, 2016) by Eric Norris Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan is a compellingly and compulsively readable family saga that spans the long and terrible 20th century:

Cut Lotus Root

Review of Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan by Wena Poon (CreateSpace, 2016) by Eric Norris Chang’an: a Story of China & Japan is a compellingly and compulsively readable family saga that spans the long and terrible 20th century: