Poetry

My entry in the Poetry.Sg (includes “On History”, “Leah Remembers Stars and Mandrakes” and “Ghazal of Winter”)

I read “On History”, “Poem for Mr Barnard”, and “Ghazal of Winter” for Etiquette SG’s Women for the Record series (2015)

“Caeneus to Caenis: Reminiscences” and “Chang E: The True Story” at Mudlark (2000) My first ever online poetry publication, which led to an email exchange with the editor, William Slaughter, whose generosity I only fully apprehended many years later. An updated version of the Chang E poem can also be found at one of the Guardian’s online poetry workshop features. They mis-spelled my name, as usual.

“Independence” in the2ndrule (2001)

“Waterlights” in fairy tale matches (Simon Elvin Young Poet of the Year Awards 2000), republished on the2ndrule and Sayoni (with “Anniversary” and “Xu Xian”)

“Leah Remembers Stars and Mandrakes” in the 2001 Foyle Young Poet of the Year Awards anthology New Life, (Poetry Society, UK)

An older version of “At the Screening of The Legend of Frank Woods” at the2ndrule (2002)

“Don Carlos” in the history issue of the2ndrule, which, um, I also guest-edited… (2002) I think one of the other editors gave me the longlist of stuff for that issue, though!

“Special Passengers” at the2ndrule (2002)

“On History” in The Tangent (2003) [table of contents only]

“Poem for Mr Barnard” and “Night Poem” in Columbia Magazine (Fall 2003)

“Who Subtitles Fireworks”, “Ghazal of Winter” and a newer version of “Night Poem” at Softblow (2006)

“Crossings at the Green Man”, the final version of “Night Poem” and an interview conducted by Nicholas Liu at Argot (2008)


Print anthologies with my work

Over There – Poems from Singapore and Australia (Ethos Books, 2008) – “three love objects”, “On History”, “Wrestlers”, “Waterlights”, “Anniversary” and “Xu Xian”

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W. W. Norton, 2008) – “three love objects”

Speaking for Myself: An Anthology of Asian Women’s Writing (Penguin Global, 2009) – “Medusa: Stone Poems”

Double Skin (Ethos Books/Torino Poesia, 2009) – “Casualties of the Efficient World”, “Poem for Mr Barnard”, “An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump”, “Pilgrimage” and “The Evolution of Language”

Fifty on 50 (Ethos Books, 2009) – “Truth Swings By The Neck” and 1 photograph

little things (Ethos Books, 2013) – “The End of Every Field”, “Casualties of the Efficient World”

SingaPoetry: An Anthology of Singapore Poems (National Library Board, 2015) – “Independence”

Union: 15 Years of Drunken Boat, 50 Years of Writing From Singapore (Ethos Books, 2015) – “At the Screening of The Legend of Frank Woods