ABOUT THE BOOK/
“One of Singapore’s most visible poets, Pang grows with each book. In his poems we hear a voice unhurried, confident, and capable of carrying diverse humors, and read a rhetoric shaded to ironies, surprising us with glimpses of contemporary experience that affirm yet mock, celebrate and unsettle. His poetry adds a rich and complex presence to the critical mass of urban literature now fully emergent from Singapore. His poems, at once recognizably national and international in reach, offer a fresh edgy energy to this tradition.”
- Professor Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, 1992 and author of Joss and Gold
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alvin Pang holds First Class Honours in Literature from the University of York in England and an Honorary Fellowship in Writing from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2002). His first volume, Testing the Silence, was listed as one of Top Ten Books of 1997 by The Straits Times. The co-editor of No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry and Love Gathers All: The Philippines~Singapore Anthology of Love Poetry, Pang has also being featured in collections such as the Penguin Book of Southeast Asian Verse and The Atlanta Review.
Pang is a recipient of several Singapore Internationale and National Arts Council (NAC) grants. He has being invited to attend several literary events such as the Edinburgh Festival. He has served on the organising committee of the Singapore Writer’s Festival since 1997 and frequently assists the NAC in literary projects.
Pang can be reached at email@example.com. City of Rain is his second volume of poetry.