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PANEL: Sing Lit Milennial Poets

  • Ngee Ann City 391 Orchard Road Singapore, 238801 Singapore (map)

Math Paper Day, organised by BooksActually, will take place at Kinokuniya. The first of two panels will focus on their poetry titles.

AMANDA CHONG is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard, who writes poems during lunch breaks. Her first collection, Professions, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018. Her poetry has been engraved on the Marina Bay Helix Bridge and included in the Cambridge International GCSE syllabus. She is interested in exploring themes of gender and power in her writing which has appeared in Monocle, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, The Straits Times and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. She co-founded ReadAble, a non-profit organisation that runs weekly literacy classes for children and migrant women in a low-income neighbourhood.

SAMUEL LEE is the author of A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore (2016), which was also the recipient of the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize.

CRISPIN RODRIGUES’ poems have appeared in various anthologies such as From Walden to Woodlands, A Luxury We Must Afford and various editions of SingPoWriMo, and online journals such as Eunoia Review and Kindling. His first collection of poems, Pantomime, was published by Math Paper Press in 2018. In his spare time, he works as an educator.

ANDREA YEW graduated from the University of Edinburgh and is currently an educator based in Singapore. She is a participant in the Young Critics Mentorship Program. Her creative work has been included in Twin Cities: An Anthology of Twin Cinema From Singapore and Hong Kong, Asingbol: An Archaeology of the Singaporean Poetic Form, Anima Methodi, SingPoWriMo 2018. Her academic work can also be found in Southeast Asian Review of English. Andrea does Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in her spare time when she is not buried under a pile of marking.

VENUE: Kinokuniya
ADDRESS: 391 Orchard Road #04-20/20B/20C/20E Takashimaya Shopping Centre Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872

27 Jul 2019, 4pm–5pm