Lines Spark Code by Christine Chia and Aaron Lee
Lines Spark Code by Christine Chia and Aaron Lee

Lines Spark Code

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edited by Christine Chia and Aaron Lee

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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

Poets featured
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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ISBN: 978-981-11-3727-3
Published: 2017
Dimension: 120mm x 200mm
Extent: 96 pages
Finish: Paperback