Monday, July 8, 2013

Event: Poetry Reading with Christine Chia, Koh Jee Leong and Cyril Wong

Select Books is pleased to invite you to a poetry reading with Christine Chia, Koh Jee Leong and Cyril Wong on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 3:00pm.

Christine Chia teaches and writes in Singapore. Her first book, The Law of Second Marriages, was featured in The Straits Times as Cyril Wong’s favourite book of 2011 (“dark and damaged, and yet so hopeful all at the same time”), and critically acclaimed by Alfian Sa'at (“This has to be one of my favourite poetry collections in recent times“), Christine Suchen Lim (“thoroughly enjoyable“), Alvin Pang (“Wow, I love how the poems run together and are about the same theme“), Koh Jee Leong (“its piercing restraint“) and Sam Ng (“a book that really demands your full, unstinting attention”). Her second book of poetry, Skip the Animals, Please, Let's Get to the Gory Stuff (tentative title), is forthcoming from Ethos Books in late 2013.

Koh Jee Leong is the author of four books of poems, including Equal to the Earth and Seven Studies for a Self Portrait, both from Bench Press. His latest book The Pillow Book (Math Paper Press) will be translated into Japanese and published by Awai Press in 2014. Born and raised in Singapore, Koh now lives in New York City, and blogs at Song of a Reformed Headhunter.

Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure, Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light and Satori Blues. He has also published Let Me Tell You Something About That Night, a collection of strange tales. Cyril has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. A past recipient of the National Arts Council's Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. His poems have been anthologised in Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W. W. Norton 2008) and Chinese Erotic Poems (Everyman's Library 2007), amongst various journals and publications across the world.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 

Select Books
51 Armenian Street 
Singapore 179939
Tel: (65) 6337 9319

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