by Aaron Lee
• Five Right Angles was a finalist in the 2008 Singapore Literature Prize awards
There exists no geometric form with five right angles. This collection of poems speaks with both guarded tenderness and an array of simple humane demands amidst everyday urban existence. New hard shapes of poetry are negotiated with an easy realism, as aspirations and character are re-shaped and transformed. Life never corresponds exactly to expectation, but a much larger picture emerges — one composed with beauty, pattern and order. What the poet finally leaves with us is the itch of conscience, very elemental dust. (adapted from Dr Gwee Li Sui’s Foreword)
About the Author
Aaron Lee is a prize-winning poet, writing mentor, community organiser and banking lawyer. He has three poetry collections to date, the latest being Coastlands (2014), which was launched at the Singapore Writers Festival. His first poetry collection, A Visitation of Sunlight (1997) was voted one of the year's best books by The Straits Times (1997). Aaron has also co-edited several poetry anthologies including the best-selling No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry (2000). Lee's work has been published internationally and performed at international festivals and conferences. He is married to Namiko Chan Takahashi, a multi-disciplinary artist, and they live in Singapore. They are founding members of Agapella, a popular contemporary Christian a cappella group.
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Dimension: 120mm x 220mm