Jerrold Yam

Born in 1991, Jerrold Yam is a law undergraduate at University College London and the author of three poetry collections, Intruder (2014), Scattered Vertebrae (2013) and Chasing Curtained Suns (2012).

His poems have been published across twenty countries in more than eighty literary journals, including Axon, Counterexample Poetics, Mascara Literary Review, Poetry Pacific, Prairie Schooner, Third Coast, Wasafiri and Washington Square Review. His work has been selected for anthologies such as Manoa (2014) and Fatherhood (2014) and have also been translated into Spanish.

Jerrold won first prize and three honourable mentions at the National University of Singapore Creative Writing Competition 2011, and in 2012 became the youngest Singaporean to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

He has been featured at the Interrobang Book Fair, Ledbury Poetry Festival, London Book Fair and Singapore Writers Festival. He is listed by the National Arts Council as one of the "New Voices of Singapore 2014″.

Books by Jerrold Yam


At home with loneliness and passing encounters, can we be familiar with another or even ourselves? Does love outweigh the uncertainty of its memory? In his third and latest collection, award-winning poet Jerrold Yam ushers us into a traveller's world through sensitive and enquiring eyes, navigating a landscape of flitting figures, thoughts and emotions.

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