Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Alvin Pang and Christopher Merrill
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Living Room
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This session is in English
Join two leading poets as they discuss a range of issues such as the visibility of poetry, the importance of writing programmes and communities, and how poetry can effect real change in the world.
A fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program and a board member of the International Poetry Studies Institute, Alvin Pang was Singapore’s Young Artist of the Year for Literature in 2005. Featured in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English and The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, he has been translated into more than 20 languages, including Swedish, Macedonian, Croatian and Slovene. His latest book is Uninterrupted time (Recent Work Press. Australia, 2019).Alvin Pang is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, which won the Lavan Younger Poets Award; many edited volumes and translations; and six books of nonfiction, among them, The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War, and Self-Portrait with Dogwood. He directs the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
Photo credit: Ram Devenini