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LAUNCH: "Loud Poems For A Very Obliging Audience", Ng Yi-Sheng

  • BooksActually 9 Yong Siak Street Singapore, 168645 Singapore (map)

Math Paper Press is proud to announce the launch of Ng Yi-Sheng's second collection of poetry, Loud Poems For A Very Obliging Audience.

This book is a compilation of some of Ng Yi-Sheng's best spoken word pieces — songs, diatribes and phantasmagorias — created for assorted poetry slams, readings and theatrical events between the years 1999 and 2016. Dealing with issues of politics, history, cultural identity and queer sexuality, these works show the writer at his most fearless, opinionated and dramatic — a complement to the subtler but similarly imaginative poems of his first collection of poetry, last boy. 

Ng Yi-Sheng is a poet, playwright, fiction writer, journalist and LGBT activist. He won the Singapore Literature Prize 2008 for his debut poetry collection, last boy, and has also authored the non-fiction book SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century and the film novelisation, Eating Air. Recently, he released a compilation of his spoken word works, written over two decades, Loud Poems for a Very Obliging Audience. He maintains the intercultural Asian history blog East Is Everywhere, and is currently working on a short story collection and a novel.

VENUE: BooksActually
ADDRESS: 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645

24 Nov 2016, 7pm-8pm