The Depth and the Breadth of the Land: Poetry of Witness in Myanmar 2021
Feb 10, 2022
Following the November 2020 elections in Myanmar, when it was clear that the results were a serio...
"I am speaking full of dirt"–In Conversation with Hamid Roslan
Aug 18, 2019
Before the launch of his debut poetry collection, I had the chance to ask author Hamid Roslan som...
“now I speak up”: A Conversation with Hamid & Xiao Ting
Jul 31, 2019
On Thursday, we joined Hamid and Xiao Ting at The Moon for a session about Hamid’s debut poetry c...
"It gets a bit crazy lah"—The launch of parsetreeforestfire by Hamid Roslan
Jul 26, 2019
Last Sunday, we gathered at Grassroots Book Room for the launch of parsetreeforestfire. Debut aut...
First Reads: parsetreeforestfire
Jun 7, 2019
What does it mean to speak? What does it mean to speak authentically? What does it mean to write ...
First Reads: Never Before—50 Essential Poems
Oct 21, 2018
After two years of extensive archival and library research, 50 defining poems of Singapore Chines...
The Struggle of Poetry
Oct 7, 2017
by Tse Hao Guang There’s a paradox in today’s poetry that, at least for me, won’t go away. It s...
Why do poets use Rhyme?
Aug 23, 2017
What is the purpose of rhyme in poetry? How does rhyme effect the meaning of a poem? Joshua Ip, o...
Where does Singapore poetry begin?
Jul 20, 2017
Theophilus Kwek, one of the editors of UnFree Verse, traces the roads leading to formal verse in ...