Anatomy of A Wave
Old Wave, New Wave. Yong Shu Hoong extracts metaphors and meanings from the visual and audio manifestations of waves in his seventh collection of poems. Dissecting the composition of a waveform, he oscillates between the looming waves of a pandemic and happier memories driven by 1980s pop music and other soundtracks that marked his youth: ABBA, Bowie, Crowded House… Poetry and memoir coalesce. What remains on the baseline when motion comes to rest?