Lines Spark Code
edited by Christine Chia and Aaron Lee
A collection occasioned by the Ministry of Education’s desire to include the study of Singapore poetry for the A-levels. By Singapore poems, we refer not only to the ensemble of established and emerging Singapore poets. Lines Spark Code gathers their poems into a movement to ground the study of English poetry on Singapore soil. This is a project that will bring teachers and students into face-to-face dialogue with the very poets whose lines will spark code-making in brilliant Singaporean essays yet to be written. The book features a specially designed jacket that can be disposed, leaving behind a book cover to be personalised by the reader. The right to teach and interpret poetry will transfer through these lines into our hands.
Sayang, relationships, journey, home
Aaron Lee . Aaron Maniam . Alfian Sa’at . Alvin Pang . Ann Ang . Arthur Yap . Boey Kim Cheng . Chandran Nair . Cheryl Julia Wee . Christine Chia . Cyril Wong . Desmond Kon . Edwin Thumboo . Eric Tinsay Valles . Felix Cheong . Goh Poh Seng . Grace Chia . Gwee Li Sui . Heng Siok Tian . Ho Poh Fun . Jason Wee . Jennifer Anne Champion . Jerrold Yam . Joshua Ip . Koh Buck Song . Lee Tzu Pheng . Leong Liew Geok . Loh Guan Liang . Marc Nair . Mayo Martin . Ng Yi-sheng . Paul Tan . Pooja Nansi . Kirpal Singh . Simon Tay . Tania de Rozario . Teng Qian Xi . Theophilus Kwek . Toh Hsien Min . Yeow Kai Chai . Yong Shu Hoong
About the editors
Christine Chia is the author of The Law of Second Marriages and a sequel, Separation: a history. She was a writer-in-residence at Toji Cultural Center, South Korea in 2016 and also co-edited the groundbreaking anthologies, A Luxury We Cannot Afford and A Luxury We Must Afford. She has contributed to Washington Square Review, Prairie Schooner, Brooklyn Poets Anthology and the W!LD RICE play, Another Country.
Aaron Lee Soon Yong is a pilgrim poet, writing mentor, community organiser and ethics lawyer based in Singapore. His three books of poetry—including Coastlands published in 2014—are critically acclaimed, as is the best-selling book No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry that he co-edited. He and his wife, the national artist Namiko Chan Takahashi, co-founded the Laniakea Culture Collective in 2014.
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Dimension: 120mm x 200mm
Extent: 96 pages