Launch of the translated poems of Yeng Pway Ngon

We’re promoting this ‘cos it’s a project by The Literary Centre, the same folks who’re publishing GASPP: a Gay Anthology of Singapore Poetry and Prose. The launch is this Friday night at the Arts House Play Den – come if you can!

Yeng Pway Ngon

The Literary Centre (Singapore) cordially invites you to the launch of Yeng Pway Ngon’s Poems 1 [Rebellion] at The Arts House.

Poems 1 [Rebellion] is a translated selection of Yeng Pway Ngon’s works published between 1967 and 1970, a period in which his poetry openly confronts issues of urban modernity, consumerism and apathy, social decadence and cultural decay, moral hypocrisy, and the corruption of power. This is the first of a series of chapbooks in translation which will explore the range of Yeng’s poetry from the 1960s to the present.

Born in 1947, Yeng Pway Ngon is a poet, novelist, playwright and critic who has published 24 volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, plays and literary criticism in the Chinese language. He has previously been translated into English, Malay and Dutch. He is also the recipient of Singapore’s 2003 Cultural Medallion for Literature.

Date: Friday, 15 October 2010
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Play Den, The Arts House

Featuring: Mr Yeng, and translators Alvin Pang & Goh Beng Choo


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