by Wong Su Ann, featuring contributions by Grace Yeoh, Jemma Wei, Nicolette Ong and Samantha Lee
cover design by Christine Tan
illustrations by Michele Chao
What can Singapore's weather offer? More than a monochrome of rain and shine, as these poems show. Travelling the shifting patterns of youthful love and loss, they take us into sun, shade, shower, and the variations in between.
About the Author
WONG SU ANN was raised by the local weather, a child of eternal summer and intermittent rain. She is a graduate in Law at the National University of Singapore. In 2007, she gained a Masters in Daydreaming. She sits at cafes, savouring life and latte, turning people into poems.
From the Author: Why I Wrote this Book
It began with a change in climate;
I was whisked from the eternal sunshine of Singapore to a temperate residence in Nottingham, England. I started paying attention to the seasons, to the changing weather patterns of the skies, and the inside of my heart.
It began with contradictions;
It was meant to be the best year of my life. And it was the best, in the way some bittersweet things end up being the best—like coffee, rain, or sunsets.
I call it the year of the sun-showers. That is what happens when our joys collide with great sadness —sun-showers. And because sun-showers are beautiful, and because I felt them inside me, this book was born.
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Dimension: 120mm x 200mm