Alvin Pang’s When the Barbarians Arrive, a selection of works from his previous five collections, is now available from Arc Publications! The selection ranges from love poems to satirical writing. These are poems that are “wry and shrewd, intelligent and sensitive”. They are also “at once recognizably national and international in reach, offering a fresh edgy energy to the wave of urban poetry emerging from Singapore”. Learn more about When the Barbarians Arrive here.
The annual NUS Literary Society Evening of Poetry and Music will feature upcoming writers and literary figures, interspersed with live musical performances from NUS music groups. Also included in the EPM will be the prize presentation for the ’10/’11 Creative Writing Competition and readings by the winners.
The online communities that use languages other than English have grown meteorically in the first decade of the twenty-first century. From 2000 to 2009, the fastest growing languages on the Net (in numbers of users) were Arabic (twentyfold), Chinese (twelvefold), Portuguese (ninefold), Spanish (sevenfold), and French (sixfold). (pp. 263-264)
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- Alvin Pang has had three poems published in issue#2 of Cha.
- Cyril Wong’s poetry has been published in issue#1 of Cha.
- Daren Shiau’s prose poems have been published in issue #5 of Cha.
- Leung Ping-kwan’s poetry has been published in issue #1 of Cha.
- Ng Yi-Sheng’s poetry has been published in issue #8 of Cha.
- O Thiam Chin’s fiction has been published in issue #8 of Cha.
The fifth issue of Mascara Literary Review (editors: Boey Kim Cheng and Michelle Cahill) is now live. Read a fine selection of poetry here. Cha contributors Michelle Cahill and Cyril Wong (here and here) also have review articles published in the issue. One of the reviews by Cyril Wong is on Cha contributor Ouyang Yu’s The Kingsbury Tale. There is also an interview with Cha contributor, Alvin Pang.
- Michelle Cahill’s poetry was published in issue #2 of Cha.
- Alvin Pang’s poetry was published in issue#2 of Cha.
- Cyril Wong’s poetry was published in issue#1 of Cha
- Ouyang Yu’s poetry was published in issue #4 of Cha.