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.
101.Katong and Other Poems, Singapore: Unipress, 1994, Print.i<x "Katong" also published in Places, Poems, Paintings, Eds. B. S. Koh and W. H. Chia, Singapore: Art and Artist Speak, 1993, 91; as well as No Other City, Eds. Alvin Pang and Aaron Lee, Singapore: Ethos Books, 2000, 57.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry
102.The Wrong/Wrung Side of Love, Singapore: Squircle Line Press, 2015, Print.i<x If Desmond Kon’s earlier collection The Arbitrary Sign invoked continental philosophers like Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, The Wrong/Wrung Side of Love dialogues with some of Desmond’s favourite writers. These dialogic imports range from Franz Kafka to Jean-Paul Sartre, Dan Chiasson to John Wilkinson, all perambulating against the pivotal epigraph by Paul Celan. The same playful architecture of an alphabet book is present, eschewing a simple read to elevate each letter into moments of aphoristic epiphany, underscored by poems which are at once intimate, urgent, funny, dreamy, and robust. The book has been described by Lily Hoang as “a confabulation of desire and a prognosis of tender passion”.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Psychology, SociologyCategories: Poetry
103.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Poetry