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.
141.Red Pulse II: Poetry to a Local Beat, Co-edited by Kevin Lam, Singapore: Ethos Books, 2014, Print.i<x Red Pulse II is a rich chronicle illuminating the growth of twenty-two young Singapore poets, who, as a community, write to shape and order private and collective, national worlds, to reconcile tensions within fragile and fraught relationships, and to split open unspoken pasts toward a future forward in poems that crystallize philosophy, pain and play.Languages: EnglishDepartments: PsychologyCategories: Poetry
142.Eye/Feel/Write For You, Singapore: Squircle Line Press, 2014, Print.i<x For T. S. Eliot, it must have been an allusion. Memory, or the idea of it. A bit of paint smeared. Smoke from a factory. A cat looking in on a conversation about art. Maybe it’s artifice after all, the same talent and intelligence Picasso spoke of – of painters who can transform “a yellow blot into the sun”. These pages lay out their own yellow, a canvas on which anything can happen, anything can be rendered, anything said. If everything is indeed a text, what text will inhabit these pages? What images, what stories? This journal houses one of ten broadsides published for Eye|Feel|Write. These are limited edition collectibles. Commissioned by the National Arts Council, this first instalment has invited ten eminent writers – Robin Hemley, Joshua Ip, Isa Kamari, Alvin Pang, Tan Chee Lay, Jollin Tan, Edwin Thumboo, Ramanathan Vairavan, Yeow Kai Chai and Ovidia Yu – to create ekphrastic responses to artworks in theMedium at Large exhibit at the Singapore Art Museum. Managed by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Eye|Feel|Write opens up the invitation to you, the reader. To engage with the world around you, the beauty that exists within. This is a rarefied and celebrated space, one where art meets literature. Eye|Feel|Write is a special commission of the Singapore Writers Festival 2014.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Psychology, SociologyCategories: Exhibition, Poetry
143.Impractical Uses of Cake, Epigram Books, 2019i<x Sukhin is a thirty-five-year-old teacher who lives alone. His life consists of reading, working and visiting his parents’ to rearrange his piles of “collectibles”. He has only one friend, another teacher who has managed to force Sukhin into a friendship by sheer doggedness. While on an errand one afternoon in Chinatown, he encounters a homeless person who recognises him. This chance reunion turns Sukhin’s well-planned life upside down, and the pair learns about love and sacrifice over their shared fondness for cake.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Novel