Two events involving our poets

I’m putting the names of contributors to GASPP in bold

1. Firstfruits Launch 2010: Layang-Layang

Firstfruits Publications is proud to present its biggest book launch to date. The nine titles to be launched are:

– The Stamp Collector’s Wife by Grace Chua
– They hear salt crystallising by Teng Qian Xi [our translator for one piece]
– oneiros by Cyril Wong
– Life~Science by Eleanor Wong
86 Benevolent Street by Mika G. Yamaji
– From within the Marrow by Yong Shu Hoong
– Layang-Layang, a new literary journal
– Zhong Tu Bao Tai (Burst Tyre) by Chui Wei-Li
– Jian Qiao Shi Xue (Cambridge Poetics) by Tan Chee Lay

Note: There will also be a signing session by the authors after the readings. For more information about the event, please email

Date: Saturday, November 6
Time: 7.30pm-10.30pm
Venue: The Salon, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road
Admission: Free

2. Making It New: Four Young Poets on the State of the Art
@ Imagination Room, L5, NLB, 13 Nov 10, 1.00pm

What does it mean to create “Singapore literature” in the 21st century? How do local poets taking up the art today locate themselves in relation to their predecessors and to the larger world? Join four young poets – Grace Chua, Koh Xin Tian, Teng Qian Xi and Zhuang Yusa – as they tackle these and other vital questions while relating their thoughts to their own poetic practice. The event, facilitated by Nicholas Liu, will include readings of poems by each of the writers, a panel discussion and a Q&A session. This session is presented in collaboration between NBDCS and NLB.
Admission is FREE. As places are limited, please register at


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