Eddie Tay’s The Mental Life of Cities wins Singapore Literature Prize

Congratulations to Cha‘s Reviews Editor Eddie Tay! His bilingual poetry collection, The Mental Life of Cities (Chameleon Press) is named a winner of the 2012 Singapore Literature Prize

The 2012 Singapore Literature Prize recognises and honours Singaporean fiction books in each of the four languages – English, Mandarin Malay, and Tamil. Eddie’s poetry collection is the winner in the English category and he takes home SGD10,000 and a commissioned ceramic pot. You can read the writeup from The Straits Times here.

Four poems from the collection were first published in Cha. They are “Night Thoughts”, “Country”, “White Pages” and “Cities”

“Night Thoughts”, “Country” and “White Pages” were further discussed on the journal’s critique column, A Cup of Fine Tea.

Once again, congratulations to our dear Eddie! We look forward to reading more poetry from you!


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