Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
41.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry
42.Lion Boy and Drummer Girl, Epigram Books, 2018i<x Lion dancers are the new sensations in Asia, and none are as charming or handsome as US import Ricky Ang. But while the rest of the Leopop boys aspire to be the lion head, Ricky would rather goof around as the big head doll. Ironically, drummer girl Ong Ying Ying is the biggest cynic of this Leopop wave. “Don’t fall for a lion dancer,” her mother had always warned her. “He will break your heart.”Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Novel
43.Asingbol: An Archaeology of the Singaporean Poetic Form, Glass Lyre Press and Squircle Line Press, 2017i<x Invented in 2010 during an online interview with Trapeze Magazine, the asingbol is an expedient form for an expedient society, an “impossible form” for the “improbable nation” that is Singapore, borne out of impossible means. In this anthology edited by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, more than 90 writers have engaged with the form, coming up with their own expressions of it. Some attempt as close a structural reflection of the formal requirements, while others draw on the irony of the very same requirements to work in experimentation and innovation. The contributing writers include: Al Hafiz Sanusi, Al Lim, Alice Mendoza, Amber Lin, Andrea Yew, Angeline Sim, Beatrice Bowers, Benedict Yeo, Benzie Dio, Camillia Dass, Chelsey Chow, Chng Shao Kai, Christine Ruth Tan, Crispin Rodrigues, Daryl Qilim Yam, Dave Tai Wei Jie, Deborah Emmanuel, Eric Tinsay Valles, Eva Lim, Faith Christine Lai, Foo Rui Fen Benedicta, Fu Liren, Goh Kian Wee Kevin, Goh Tze Lit Jed, Hazel Lin, Iain Lim Jun Rui, Ian Chung, Irving Paul Pereira, Jared Ho, Jeremy Teo, Jerome Lim, Jerrold Yam, Jocelyn Lau, Jonathan B. Chan, Joses Ho, Joshua Ip, Joshua Lim, Karen Oh, Keane Lee Jun Wei, Kok Wei Liang, Kristie Ng Xinting, Lai Jia Shan Lauren, Lee Min Xue, Lee Seng Leong, Loh Guan Liang, Loh Jia Tyan, Low Kian Seh, Maia Jones, Marc Nair, Marylyn Tan, Max Pasakorn, Megan Cheah Shi Ying, Megan Chua, Min Lim, Morris Yang, Muslim Sahib, Natalie Wang, Ng Yi-Sheng, Ng Yong Zhin, Ng Yu Ci, Ouyang Yingzhao, Pallavi Narayan, Pamela Seong Koon, Patricia Karunungan, Paul Jerusalem, Qamar Firdaus Saini, Rachel Tan, Renata Dharma, Rodrigo Dela Peña Jr, Ruby Thiagarajan, Russ Hoe, S. Mickey Lin, Samuel Caleb Wee, Sarah Tan Shu Ling, Sean Francis Han, See Wern Hao, Serene Chew, Sheila Hong Kai En, Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal, Stefanie Yeo, Stephanie Chan, Tan Xiang Yeow, Teh Su Ching, Teo Dawn, Thomas Ang, Timothy Wan Zhu-An, Tse Hao Guang, Vidhyashni Parimalan, Wong Si Jia, Yew Jen Khai, Yong Shu Hoong.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Communications and New Media, SociologyCategories: Poetry
44.Anima Methodi: The Poetics of Mirroring, Squircle Line Press, 2018i<x Invented by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Eric Tinsay Valles, the anima methodi is a made-in-Singapore poetic form, comprising two stanzas of 16 lines, a volta, repetitions, and a meta sensibility. In this anthology, over 70 writers have engaged with the form, coming up with their own expressions of it. Some attempt as close a structural reflection of the formal requirements, while others create exciting variations through textual experimentation. Through its unique characteristics, the anima methodi allows great authorial introspection, while providing an open enough structure for authors to create intriguing innovations. Indeed, this anthology represents another rare collectible that pulls together poems of a distinctly unique poetic form. The contributors include: Aaric Tan Xiang Yeow, Al Lim, Alvin Tan, Alyssa Marie Loo, Andrea Yew, Andy Winter, Carissa Cheow, Cass Zheng Xiwen, Charlene Shepherdson, Cheyenne Chia Kai Ru, Chris Mooney-Singh, Crispin Rodrigues, Damon Chua, Daniel H. Dugas, Darienne Sim, David Cheng, Denise Heng, Drima Chakraborty, Dylan Randall Wong, Eden Low, Edward Eng, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Elijah Wong Man Shun, Faith Christine Lai, Gwyneth Teo, Hedy Habra, Hidhir Razak, Ho Kin Yunn, Iain Lim Jun Rui, Ian Chung, Jack Xi, Jake Lai, Jared Ho Chit Yin, Jerome Lim Jit How, Jocelyn Suarez, Jonathan B. Chan, Joses Ho, Joshua Ip, Joshua Lim, Kendrick Loo, Kishore Kumar Kalai Chalvan, Kok Wei Liang, Lai Keng Yu, Lim Ray Zheng Valen, Lin Yanxiang, Low Kian Seh, Lune Loh, Margaret L. Devadason, Maroula Blades, Max Pasakorn, Migs Bravo Dutt, Min Lim, Morris Yang, Ng Yi-Sheng, Ng Yu Ci Faye, Nicholas Quek Wei Sheng, Nicole Emma Low, Nicole Fang Si Min, Ouyang Yingzhao, Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Qamar Firdaus Saini, Rodrigo Dela Peña Jr., Russ Hoe, Ryan Foo Mao Yao, Sarah Tan Shu Ling, Shikha Malaviya, Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal, Sofia Amanda Bening, Tasreen Kaur, Valerie Leblanc, Vanessa Teo, Wahid Al Mamun, Wen Xianda, Yeo Jian Wei Benedict.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Communications and New Media, SociologyCategories: Poetry
45."Casualties of the Efficient World", From Little Things: An Anthology of Poetry, Eds. Loh Chin Ee, Angelia Poon and Esther Vincent, Singapore: Ethos Books, 2013, Print.Languages: TranslaDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry
46."The Current", From Little Things: An Anthology of Poetry, Eds. Loh Chin Ee, Angelia Poon and Esther Vincent, Singapore: Ethos Books, 2013, Print.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry