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PERFORMANCE: NEW TONGUES / NEW WORKS, feat. Luka Lesson, Marylyn Tan, Hamid Roslan

  • Sing Lit Station 22 Dickson Road Singapore, 209506 Singapore (map)
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The function of the muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
— Leonarda da Vinci
Free your mind / the rest will follow.
— En Vogue

This is something you won’t want to miss. Three poets — each with their own unique poetics — gather together for a powerhouse series of performances and presentations in the May edition of NEW WORKS.

NEW TONGUES / NEW WORKS will feature visiting writer / musician Luka Lesson alongside poets Marylyn Tan and Hamid Roslan, in a showcase revelling in new poems, new sounds, new limits. New ways of speaking, and listening, and feeling. Partake in poems as you’ve never read or heard them before.

The event begins at 7.30pm; door opens at 7pm. There will be a Q&A session after the presentations, as well as book sales* / signings with Luka Lesson and Ethos Books. We will be charging guests $5 / entry at the door to pay our speakers and feed our cat.

Luka Lesson  is an Australian-born poet and rap artist of Greek heritage. Luka’s work engages with the mythology of his family’s homeland, the fiercely political and the vulnerably introspective. An author of two independently published collections, as well as two full­-length recorded albums, Luka has had work commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, poems published in a number of international anthologies, and toured with the likes of Dr Cornell West (USA), Nahko & Medicine for the People (USA), Akala (UK) & Shane Koyczan (Canada).  Luka runs his own poetry retreat on the Greek island of Rhodes every year (www.rhodespoetryretreat.com) and has always used education programs as a form of activism and social change in schools and universities worldwide. His poem “May Your Pen Grace The Page” will appear on Australian English curriculums from 2019 onwards.

Luka Lesson is an Australian-born poet and rap artist of Greek heritage. Luka’s work engages with the mythology of his family’s homeland, the fiercely political and the vulnerably introspective. An author of two independently published collections, as well as two full­-length recorded albums, Luka has had work commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, poems published in a number of international anthologies, and toured with the likes of Dr Cornell West (USA), Nahko & Medicine for the People (USA), Akala (UK) & Shane Koyczan (Canada).

Luka runs his own poetry retreat on the Greek island of Rhodes every year (www.rhodespoetryretreat.com) and has always used education programs as a form of activism and social change in schools and universities worldwide. His poem “May Your Pen Grace The Page” will appear on Australian English curriculums from 2019 onwards.

Marylyn Tan  is a queer, female, linguistics graduate, poet, and artist, who has been performing spoken word since 2014. She is invested in building community, emancipating the marginalised, and the alienated, endangered body. Her first volume of poetry,  GAZE BACK  (published by Ethos Books; finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award), is the lesbo Singaporean trans-genre witch grimoire you never knew you needed. Marylyn has been published in various anthologies, including  A Luxury We Must Afford ,  Inheritance , and  ASINGBOL Anthology . She writes for your bewilderment.  Follow her on Facebook (Mrylyn Tn), on her website ( mrylyn.wordpress.com ) or take pleasure in her visual art ( instagr.am/masqueerades

Marylyn Tan is a queer, female, linguistics graduate, poet, and artist, who has been performing spoken word since 2014. She is invested in building community, emancipating the marginalised, and the alienated, endangered body. Her first volume of poetry, GAZE BACK (published by Ethos Books; finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award), is the lesbo Singaporean trans-genre witch grimoire you never knew you needed. Marylyn has been published in various anthologies, including A Luxury We Must Afford, Inheritance, and ASINGBOL Anthology. She writes for your bewilderment.

Follow her on Facebook (Mrylyn Tn), on her website (mrylyn.wordpress.com) or take pleasure in her visual art (instagr.am/masqueerades

Hamid Roslan  is a poet based in Singapore. His work may be found in  The Volta ,  Asymptote  and the  Quarterly Literary Review Singapore , among others. His debut poetry collection,  parsetreeforestfire , is forthcoming from Ethos Books. Pre-orders will be made available at the event.

Hamid Roslan is a poet based in Singapore. His work may be found in The Volta, Asymptote and the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, among others. His debut poetry collection, parsetreeforestfire, is forthcoming from Ethos Books. Pre-orders will be made available at the event.


VENUE: Sing Lit Station
ADDRESS: 22 Dickson Road, #02-01, Singapore 209506
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook, Sing Lit Station

DATE AND TIME
4 May 2019, 7pm–9.30pm