footnotes on falling is Joshua Ip's fourth full-length collection – 44 poems about sub-optimal life choices, written from 2014-2017. The poems constantly laugh at themselves because they are polite, and asian. they shuffle their feet sideways while declining eye contact. They indulge in wordplay because it gives them something to do with their fingers. They prefer to be read out but also prefer that this be done in private. They secretly would like you to bring them home.
The launch will include readings by the poet himself, and a discussion moderated by the poetic/legal/readable Amanda Chong. Stick around afterwards for the SingPoWriMo 2018 opening party at 8pm at the same venue!
Joshua Ip is a poet, editor and literary organiser. He has published four collections of poetry and edited seven literary anthologies. He is a recipient of the Golden Point Award, Singapore Literature Prize, and the 2017 Young Artist Award. He co-founded Sing Lit Station, an overactive literary charity that runs programmes like SingPoWriMo, poetry.sg, Manuscript Bootcamp, Book-A-Writer and several writing workshop groups.
Amanda Chong is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Havard, who writes poems on her lunch breaks. A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award, her poetry has been engraved on the Marina Bay Helix Bridge and included in the Cambridge International GCSE syllabus. Her first collection of poetry, Professions, was published in 2016 under Math Paper Press's Ten Year Series imprint.
VENUE: Sing Lit Station
ADDRESS: 3A Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199201
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
31 Mar 2018, 7pm–8pm