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Joshua Ip

 

ABOUT

Joshua Ip (b. 1982) is the author of two-and-a-half volumes of poetry from Math Paper Press, the recipient of the Singapore Literature Prize and the Golden Point Award, and the co-editor of multiple anthologies of Singapore poetry. He is also a founding director for many initiatives in the local literary scene, including the non-profit charity Sing Lit Station.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2017 – UnFree Verse (Eds. Joshua Ip, Theophilus Kwek, Tse Hao Guang. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2017)
  • 2016 – SingPoWriMo 2016: The Anthology (Eds. Joshua Ip, Ruth Tang, Daryl Qilin Yam. Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2016)
  • 2016 – A Luxury We Must Afford: An Anthology of Singapore Poetry (Eds. Christine Chia, Joshua Ip, Cheryl Julia Lee. Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2016)
  • 2015 – sonnets from the singlish UPSIZE edition (威力加强版) (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2015)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2015 – Golden Point Award (Chinese Poetry) honourable mention
  • 2014 – Singapore Literature Prize (English Poetry) winner
  • 2013 – Golden Point Award (English Prose) winner

WORKSHOPS BY JOSHUA IP

SATIRE AND THE ART OF EFFECTIVE TROLLING
For: upper sec, junior college; min. 10 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single
Description: How can satirical prose or poetry be used as a means to convey an indirect message? Sarcasm, irony, and humour – how do writers use these techniques to deliver biting critique? This workshop will introduce participants to common satirical techniques, and provide them practical opportunities to employ the cut and thrust of their wit.
Learning Outcomes: understand the history of satirical writing; learn how to employ satirical writing to deliver a message; receive feedback on their satirical work.

THINKING INSIDE THE BOX: FORM IN POETRY
For: upper sec, junior college; min. 10 pax
Availability: 2 / 3 hours per session; single session
Description: Students are often told to "think outside the box" to harness their creativity - but very often the addition of a formal constraint can generate new forms of creativity by forcing them to "think inside the box". This workshop will bring students on a brief journey through the history of form, then guide them to experiment forms such as the haiku, ghazal, liwuli, empat perkataan, or sonnet.
Learning Outcomes: understand the history of form; learn how to employ a variety of Asian and European poetic forms; receive feedback on their writing. 

SINGPOWRIMO: A LUXURY WE CANNOT AFFORD
For: all students; min. 30 pax
Availability: 1 hour per session; single session
Description: Explore the poetics of modern Sing Lit anthologies, ranging from the zany grab-bag selections of Singapore Poetry Writing Month, to the thematic focus of anthologies such as A Luxury We Cannot Afford. Joshua Ip will host a talk and Q&A on how anthologies are curated, how to do your own, how to submit work or begin as a young writer, and anything under the sun about Sing Lit.
Learning Outcomes: be familiarised with notable modern Sing Lit anthologies; gain a greater understanding of the publishing process and Singapore literature.

 

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