Writing Singapore: Anglophone City Poetics and the Asian Experience: A Conversation with Grace Chia

Tammy Lai-Ming Ho, Jason Eng Hun Lee

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Abstract

Grace Chia is the author of the poetry collections womango, Cordelia, and Mother of All Questions, the short-story collection Every Moving Thing That Lives Shall Be Food, and a novel, The Wanderlusters. She is also the editor of We R Family, an anthology about alternative families. Her work has been anthologized in many publications and translated into German, French, Serbo-Croat, Chinese, and Portuguese. The 2011–2012 NACNTU Writer-in-Residence, she has been awarded residencies in Macau and Korea. Her haiku collaboration with Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen on a book about Hong Kong garage dogs was published in 2018.

Here she discusses her home city, Singapore, including how now, in her own work, she is able to write with a different perspective, escaping its stranglehold and entering rapidly, much like Neo in The Matrix.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Literature Today
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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