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LAUNCH: "GAZE BACK", Marylyn Tan

  • The Projector 6001 Beach Road Singapore 199589 Singapore (map)
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// sweet sick khaki wetland //

spend time, effort and yourself in coming to see me. the book you have all been waiting for is being launched (or, gently tossed) in meatspace. if you like women like I like my coffee (nauseating and fiery) this book is for you. if you know anything about coding, you will probably have something disparaging to say about my poem C\Users\marylyn.tan\UnDocuments\Queer Bodies. if you have at all ever been in an endangered body, I bear witness to that with GAZE BACK. 

‘Like taking a stress test in my heart. If it had stopped I would have considered it a good death.’ - Dana Lam

‘i orgasmed 666 times’ - Andy Winter

‘Not very nice to write like that.’ - my mother

Highlights of the evening include surprise performances by friends and a limited-edition hand-scribbled letter to the reader available with every book purchased at the launch.

GAZE BACK is presented together with my long-suffering and courageous publisher Ethos Books. Huge thanks to Mrigaa Sethi, who has agreed to be our charming host for the evening. We want to extend the biggest THANK YOU to Prashant, a true stronghold of the arts, and The Projector's Intermission Bar for so generously sponsoring the event venue. 

Marylyn Tan is a poet and painter. What Marylyn really wants to be is a burlesque dancer that marries the art of dancing with a latex bird mask on with demiurge-level mime. Marylyn's first book is a volume of trans-genre, mixed-media poetics called GAZE BACK. It is invested in local witchcraft practices, symbols in the occult, organised religion, feminism and the queer female body. GAZE BACK opens with a wholesome poem about steaming up your vagina. It ends with her dead grandfather.


VENUE: The Projector (Intermission Bar)
ADDRESS: 6001 Beach Road, Singapore Singapore 199589
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook

DATE AND TIME
23 Nov 2018, 6pm–8pm

Earlier Event: November 20
Spoke & Bird #16: Charlene Shepherdson
Later Event: November 27
PANEL: SmokeLong On The Road