Yeow Kai Chai

Yeow Kai Chai has two poetry collections, Secret Manta (2001), which was adapted from an entry shortlisted for the 1995 Singapore Literature Prize; and Pretend I’m Not Here (2006). His poems have appeared in publications such as the US-based W.W. Norton anthology, Language for a New Century (2008), and France’s La Traductiere (2012), while his short stories are featured in Balik Kampung (2012) and Twenty-Four Flavours (2013). A former journalist and a music reviewer for The Straits Times, he also edits creative prose for Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. His third poetry collection, One to the Dark Tower Comes, is forthcoming.


Books by Yeow Kai Chai

 

The passing of the mother together with memories of other losses and absences come together in Lost Bodies, a meditation on the transience of time and love and an invitation to get away—physically or spiritually—from worldly concerns to explore a different history, a different culture, a different light, laced with dreamy scents and the faint calls of fado.

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One ancient land. Four writers. Guilt, ruins, loss, fear of change, and forgiveness. Enter a labyrinth of stories prompted by shared experiences, shaped by different themes, provocations, inspirations, and styles.

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