ABOUT THE BOOK/
There is no other city quite like Singapore, and yet, no other city which these voices might call their own. The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry brings together a rich spectrum of poetic voices and visions at work in Singapore today, from published poets such as Boey Kim Cheng, Lee Tzu Pheng and Arthur Yap and to new poets such as Alfian Sa’at, Ng Yi-sheng and Teng Qian Xi. All have one thing in common: they have known the city for most of their lives, and their sense of identity is deeply intertwined with the urban and cosmopolitan landscape of the modern Asia metropolis.
This anthology attempts to capture the dynamic interplay between people and places caught in the throes of a new urban reality, wrought within one generation of independence.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Aaron Lee is a lawyer and poet. His first poems were published in the anthology In Search of Words (1991). In the ensuing years, his poetry was published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines in Singapore and Malaysia. His first book of poetry, A Visitation of Sunlight, was well-received and was voted one of the year’s best books by The Straits Times.
Alvin Pang, read English at the University of York, England, graduating with First Class Honours in 1994. His first volume of poetry, Testing the Silence, was published by Ethos Books in 1997. It was listed as one of the top ten books in 1997 by The Straits Times. He also assists the National Arts Council in various literary projects as editor, guest judge and events organiser.