In poems that shuttle between Singapore and Australia, award-winning poet Boey Kim Cheng seeks to establish a new sense of self and home on the shifting ground between memory and imagination. A noodle-maker in Melbourne triggers connective threads to the poet’s birthplace. A train crossing over the Johor-Singapore Causeway evokes the dislocating experience of interstitial existence. After six long years, one of Singapore’s greatest modern voices returns with a work of profound insight and erudition.
The author will read from and discuss his latest poetry collection Clear Brightness, in this month's edition of the NLB's Heartlands Book Club.
VENUE: Bukit Batok Public Library, Activity Room
ADDRESS: 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, #03-01 West Mall, Singapore 658713
EVENT WEBSITE: GoLibrary (registration required)
DATE AND TIME
28 Oct 2016, 5pm-6.30pm