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READING: New Homes / New Works, feat. Momtaza Mehri, Pooja Nansi & Cyril Wong

  • Sing Lit Station 22 Dickson Road Singapore, 209506 Singapore (map)
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As part of Momtaza Mehri’s Words Go Round tour in Singapore, Sing Lit Station has put together an evening of poetry that explores new ways of belonging and (un)belonging, becoming and (un)becoming. Joined by poets Pooja Nansi and Cyril Wong, we invite all guests to sit down and relax as we listen to them share poems old and new, about places lost and found.

The event begins at 8pm; door opens at 7.45pm. We hope to end by 9.30pm, although our poets have been instructed to take their time. An informal book signing session will follow the reading.

There will be a $5 door charge. All proceeds will go to our artists and our cat, who has broken many things in the office recently. All guests will be treated to warm tea and sweet, sweet vibes.

Momtaza Mehri  is a British-Somali poet, essayist and editor, and is the current Young People’s Laureate for London. Her work has been featured in  Poetry Review ,  BuzzFeed , BBC Radio 4,  Vogue  and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space. She is a Complete Works Fellow, and winner of the 2017 Out-Spoken Page Poetry Prize and the 2018 Brunel African Poetry Prize.  Her chapbook  sugah.lump.prayer  was published as part of the New Generation African Poets series. Her poems also feature in  Ten: Poets of the New Generation , published by Bloodaxe Books in 2017. Momtaza Mehri's participation is made possible with the assistance of Words Go Round, an outreach programme of Singapore Writers Festival. (Photo credit: Lee Townsend, for Spread the Word)

Momtaza Mehri is a British-Somali poet, essayist and editor, and is the current Young People’s Laureate for London. Her work has been featured in Poetry Review, BuzzFeed, BBC Radio 4, Vogue and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space. She is a Complete Works Fellow, and winner of the 2017 Out-Spoken Page Poetry Prize and the 2018 Brunel African Poetry Prize.

Her chapbook sugah.lump.prayer was published as part of the New Generation African Poets series. Her poems also feature in Ten: Poets of the New Generation, published by Bloodaxe Books in 2017. Momtaza Mehri's participation is made possible with the assistance of Words Go Round, an outreach programme of Singapore Writers Festival. (Photo credit: Lee Townsend, for Spread the Word)

Pooja Nansi 's work has been described as "unflinching, lyrical and quietly honest". She is the author of two collections of poetry,  Stiletto Scars  and  Love is An Empty Barstool . Her key performance work includes her one-woman show,  You Are Here  which explores issues of migration through personal family histories. She also wrote and performed  Thick Beats for Good Girls  with Checkpoint Theatre which opened in April 2018 and explored the intersections between feminism, identity and Hip Hop.  She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2016, co-founder of Other Tongues, a literary festival of minority voices, and is the current festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival.

Pooja Nansi's work has been described as "unflinching, lyrical and quietly honest". She is the author of two collections of poetry, Stiletto Scars and Love is An Empty Barstool. Her key performance work includes her one-woman show, You Are Here which explores issues of migration through personal family histories. She also wrote and performed Thick Beats for Good Girls with Checkpoint Theatre which opened in April 2018 and explored the intersections between feminism, identity and Hip Hop.

She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2016, co-founder of Other Tongues, a literary festival of minority voices, and is the current festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival.

Cyril Wong  is a dark balloon afloat between dank places, and sometimes leaks poems and little fictions into the atmosphere. (Photo credit: The Mindful Company)

Cyril Wong is a dark balloon afloat between dank places, and sometimes leaks poems and little fictions into the atmosphere. (Photo credit: The Mindful Company)


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

DATE AND TIME
25 Feb 2019, 8pm till late. $5 at the door.