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Anatomy of A Wave

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?

SKU: 978-981-18-4411-9
  • Book Details

    Title:  Anatomy of A Wave       

    Author: Yong Shu Hoong

    ISBN: 978-981-18-4411-9 (PB)

    Book Size: 130mmW x 195mm H

    Pages: 128

    Price:  S$18.00- (before GST)

    Year: Aug 2022

    Finish: Paperback (PB)

    Genre:  Poetry

    Publisher: Word Image Pte Ltd under imprint of Dakota Books

  • About the Author

    Yong Shu Hoong has authored seven poetry collections. Frottage (2005) and The Viewing Party (2013) both won the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP), while his previous collection, Right of the Soil (2018), was shortlisted for SLP 2020. His poems and short stories have been published in literary journals like Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Asia Literary Review and Ars Interpres, as well as anthologies like Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton, 2008). He has co-edited Quiet Loving, Ravaging Search – 20 Years of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (2021) and written for newspapers and magazines like The Straits Times, South China Morning Post and Esquire Singapore. He is one of the four co-authors of The Adopted: Stories from Angkor (2015) and Lost Bodies: Poems Between Portugal and Home (2016).

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