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READING: Aleithia Low, Hamid Roslan

  • Yale-NUS 12 College Avenue West Singapore Singapore (map)

Coming Up Next by the Up & Coming of Yale-NUS presents a reading of two capstone projects from the Yale-NUS Arts & Humanities Major. The two projects are Written by Light by Aleithia Low, and parsetreeforestfire by Hamid Roslan.

In one’s life, one should, at some point, embark on a quest to be proven wrong. Written By Light is a meditation on memory, leaving and loss, relationships, how histories are passed down and embodied, how a city changes from the perspective of an outsider, and what those changes reflect about the perceiver herself. It is also a love letter to a city that has taken from, but also given her much.

parsetreeforestfire is a bilingual book of poetry in which poems in Singlish occupy one side of the book, and poems in English on the other. Conventionally such a book functions as a way for a person to learn a new language, but it remains to be seen if translation has successfully occurred, or if the book even intends to teach any reader how to speak either language. Instead, if poetry is intense attention to language, then this book can be considered to be the product of such scrutiny on the languages that the author of this book has chosen to write in.

VENUE: Yale-NUS, Writers' Centre
ADDRESS: 12 College Ave West, Singapore 138610

24 Mar 2017, 7pm-8pm