ABOUT THE BOOK/
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There exists no geometric form with five right angles. This collection of poems speaks with both guarded tenderness and an array of simple humane demands amidst everyday urban existence. New hard shapes of poetry are negotiated with an easy realism, as aspirations and character are re-shaped and transformed. Life never corresponds exactly to expectation, but a much larger picture emerges ó one composed with beauty, pattern and order. What the poet finally leaves with us is the itch of conscience, very elemental dust.
(adapted from Dr Gwee Li Suiís Foreword)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aaron Lee Soon Yong is the author of A Visitation of Sunlight, a poetry collection that won an NBDCS award and was selected by The Straits Times as one of the best books of 1997. He is also the co-editor of the anthologies No Other City: the Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry (2000), and Love Gathers All: the Philippines-Singapore Anthology of Love Poetry (2002). Lee'ss work has appeared in many publications in Singapore and elsewhere. He and his artist wife Namiko Chan Takahashi Takahashi are founding members of Agapella, a popular contemporary Christian a cappella group.
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