Grace Chia is the author of womango, a poetry collection published in 1998, and two non-fiction books. Her poetry and short stories have been widely anthologised in Singapore, the US, Australia, Germany, France, and Serbia, including in Singapore Literature in English: An Anthology, Mining for Meaning, Merlion: An Anthology of Poems,SilverKris, Fish Eats Lion, Di-Verse-City(US), HOW2 (US), Stylus Poetry Journal (Australia), die horen(Germany), La Traductière (France)and Knijzevne Novine (Serbia). Her works have been translated into French, German and Serbian.
A recipient of many awards from the Singapore International Foundation and National Arts Council (NAC), she is the NAC-NTU National Writer-in-Residence for 2011-2012.
Books by Grace Chia
Cordelia, Grace Chia’s second poetry collection, excavates from the imagery of life, art and modernity to create a mélange of fragmented colours in remembering the past, musing on the present and imagining the fantastic. The voice of the poet is visceral yet contemplative, sensual and surreal; it lingers with a satisfying piquancy long after it’s heard.