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New Singapore Poetries

New Singapore Poetries


A bold showing of voice, uniqueness, nerve, and precision from a new generation of Singapore poets. Wrapping itself, tasting, luxuriating in the recurrent themes of the body, family, sexuality, spirituality, neo-colonialism, geographies, positionalities, identity, and nationalism, New Singapore Poetries brims with the ambition and talent of 18 of Singapore’s newest poetic voices, many hitherto unpublished.

Showcasing an expansive body of work by each poet, New Singapore Poetries is a breathtaking testament to the imagination and nerve of what poetry in Singapore can be-an interrogation of the very nature of what constitutes a poem; a straddling of national identity and personal grief; a processing and yet remembrance of erased history and rewritten trajectories-a way to tell the truth anew.

Mired against the backdrop of Singapore the country, Singapore the city-state republic, and 'Singapore' the concept, bearing witness to the past and crystallizing the present, New Singapore Poetries architects futures yet unseen, but yearned for.

SKU: 978-0-9994514-9-6

    Publisher: Gaudy Boy

    ISBN: 978-0-9994514-9-6
    Book size:
    153mmW x 229mmH

    Pages: 320

    Weight: 470gsm

    Year: 2022

    Language: English
    Finish: Paperback
    Genre: Poetry anthology


    Marylyn Tan is a sensuous and queer writer-artist-reprobate
    and the author of GAZE BACK, winner of the Singapore
    Literature Prize, 2020.

    Jee Leong Koh is the author of Steep Tea, a Lambda Literary
    finalist; The Pillow Book, shortlisted for the Singapore Literature
    Prize, 2014; Inspector Inspector; and Snow at 5 p.m.: Translations of an Insignificant Japanese Poet, winner of the  Singapore Literature Prize, 2022


    “Each voice is singular, every page yields surprises.”
    —WONG MAY, author of In the Same Light


    “Vital, form-busting gorgeousity made flesh…New Singapore Poetries breaks—and makes—new ground with the ardency and agency of these fresh voices.”
    —AMANDA LEE KOE, author, Ministry of Moral Panic


    “Full of surprise, offence, humor, and, above all, unexpected pleasure.”
    —MICHAEL SCHMIDT, editor, Carcanet’s New Poetries, PN Review


    “A sumptuous palette of fresh linguistic exploration.”
    —LYDIA KWA, author, Pulse and Sinuous

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