Vital Possessions by Marc Nair contemplates how city-dwellers negotiate their uneasy relationship with nature in a world where growth is both man-made and natural. The jungle is always one trim away from over-running us and we are often oblivious to it. The poems question what we hold as vital amid ceaseless consumption and our urban existence.
About the Author
Marc Nair is a poet and photographer. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award. He has performed spoken word in solo and group performances for fifteen years in more than ten countries and has represented Singapore in international poetry slam competitions. Marc has published six solo volumes of poetry and has released another three collections in collaboration with visual artists, photographers and graphic artists. Marc was the 2016-17 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence and is the co-founder of Mackerel, a culture magazine. He has released two spoken word albums with his band, Neon and Wonder, and has collaborated with well-known Singapore musicians such as Bani Haykal, weish and Tim De Cotta on numerous live performances. He has also worked with Lee Kin Mun, aka mrbrown, on the mrbrown show for over a decade, writing satirical audio and video sketches and songs. Marc’s list of authored publications include Vital Possessions (2018), Auguries of Modern Innocence (2018), Intersection (2017), Spomenik (2016), The Poet of Unlove (2015), Animal City (2014), Postal Code (2013), Chai: Travel Poems (2010), Along The Yellow Line (2007).
"... poignant and introspective ..."
—Mitali Chakravarty, Kitaab
"... Anyone who enjoys the music of verse and a good turn of phrase will find plenty of life in [this] collection."
—Toh Wen Li, The Straits Times
"... remarkable and relevant in Singapore’s fast-paced society."
—Natelie Kwan, Campus.sg
• • •ISBN: 978-981-11-7700-2 (paperback) | 978-981-14-2622-3 (e-book)
Dimension: 150mm x 200mm