Other Things & Other Poems

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Other Things & Other Poems is published by Brutal - Association for the promotion of culture and arts.

About the Author

Alvin Pang (1972) was named 2005 Young Artist of the Year (Literature) by the National Arts Council, Singapore. His poetry collections, Testing The Silence (1997) and City of Rain (2003) were both listed in the Straits Times’ Top Ten Books of the Year. His work has been featured in ”Atlanta Review” (USA), ”English Review” (UK), ”SALT” (Australia), ”Paper Tiger” (Australia), “Slope” (USA), ”Quarterly Literary Review Singapore”. He was editor or co-editor of the volumes: No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry (2000), Love Gathers All: A Philippines-Singapore Anthology of Love Poetry (2002), Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia (2008, in collaboration with the poet John Kinsella), all published by Ethos Books in Singapore. In 2008 his work appeared in the Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond. Pang was a founding director of The Literary Centre (Singapore) and Wordfeast 2004, Singapore’s first international poetry festival.




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“Other Things and Other Poems by Alvin Pang offers an overview of Pang’s poetry from the mid-Nineties until today, showing his development as a poet, as well as the quality and richness he offers to the reader of his works. It is hard to imagine anyone who, in this book, will not find a poem that strikes ones own sensitivity and matches ones taste, whatever this may be. It is easy to get lost inside Pang’s imagination, how his poems are impudently seductive, rich and dangerous. One needs to plunge into Alvin Pang’s poetry all the way, but with caution. With the book in one hand, and a gun in the other.” - Silvestar Vrljić, Croatian poet, publisher and translator


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