Lines Spark Code
edited by Christine Chia and Aaron Lee
A collection occasioned by the Ministry of Education’s desire to include the study of Singapore poetry for the A-levels. By Singapore poems, we refer not only to the ensemble of established and emerging Singapore poets. Lines Spark Code gathers their poems into a movement to ground the study of English poetry on Singapore soil. This is a project that will bring teachers and students into face-to-face dialogue with the very poets whose lines will spark code-making in brilliant Singaporean essays yet to be written. The book features a specially designed jacket that can be disposed, leaving behind a book cover to be personalised by the reader. The right to teach and interpret poetry will transfer through these lines into our hands.
Sayang, relationships, journey, home
Aaron Lee • Aaron Maniam • Alfian Sa’at • Alvin Pang • Ann Ang • Arthur Yap • Boey Kim Cheng • Chandran Nair • Cheryl Julia Wee • Christine Chia • Cyril Wong • Desmond Kon • Edwin Thumboo • Eric Tinsay Valles • Felix Cheong • Goh Poh Seng • Grace Chia • Gwee Li Sui • Heng Siok Tian • Ho Poh Fun • Jason Wee • Jennifer Anne Champion • Jerrold Yam • Joshua Ip • Koh Buck Song • Lee Tzu Pheng • Leong Liew Geok • Loh Guan Liang • Marc Nair • Mayo Martin • Ng Yi-sheng • Paul Tan • Pooja Nansi • Kirpal Singh • Simon Tay • Tania de Rozario • Teng Qian Xi • Theophilus Kwek • Toh Hsien Min • Yeow Kai Chai • Yong Shu Hoong
About the editors
Christine Chia is the author of The Law of Second Marriages and a sequel, Separation: a history. She was a writer-in-residence at Toji Cultural Center, South Korea in 2016 and also co-edited the groundbreaking anthologies, A Luxury We Cannot Afford and A Luxury We Must Afford. She has contributed to Washington Square Review, Prairie Schooner, Brooklyn Poets Anthology and the W!LD RICE play, Another Country.
Aaron Lee Soon Yong is a pilgrim poet, writing mentor, community organiser and ethics lawyer based in Singapore. His three books of poetry—including Coastlands published in 2014—are critically acclaimed, as is the best-selling book No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry that he co-edited. He and his wife, the national artist Namiko Chan Takahashi, co-founded the Laniakea Culture Collective in 2014.
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Dimension: 120mm x 200mm
Extent: 96 pages