Red Pulse II: Poetry to a Local Beat
edited by Kevin Lam and Tan Xiang Yeow
Red Pulse II is a rich chronicle illuminating the growth of twenty-two young Singapore poets, who, as a community, write to shape and order private and collective, national worlds, to reconcile tensions within fragile and fraught relationships, and to split open unspoken pasts toward a future forward in poems that crystallise philosophy, pain and play.
About the Editors
Kevin Lam is a third-year student studying Psychology at the National University of Singapore. He enjoys travelling around Singapore to discover new things and places.
Tan Xiang Yeow enjoys words—how they sound, taste and resonate. To him, the dynamic matrix of alphabets can be frustratingly ambiguous but in this ambiguity, he senses tantalising possibilities.
“These poems are to be read aloud, to be returned to again and again, in order to extract the full pleasure they offer, the readers like bees to visit the nectar-filled and pollen-heavy lines.”
— Shirley Geok-lin Lim, recipient of Commonwealth Poetry Prize and two American Book Awards
“An engaging gathering of promising talents, astute, perceptive, attentive to everyday, impressively accomplished in technique and mature in voice.”
— Boey Kim Cheng, poet and author of Between Stations
“These poems are quintessentially Singaporean even as they touch universality. They satisfy the mind as much as they stir the heart.”
— Koh Buck Song, author and editor of more than 20 books, including three volumes of poetry and four literary anthologies
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Dimension: 120mm x 200mm