[NOW ON VOD] Talking Across Pages: The Anthology as an Act of Intimacy
DATE / TIME
31 Oct, Sat
- 8 Nov, Sun
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
Originating from the Greek legein meaning "to gather", the anthology is a form that brings different voices together in a new collective: established works sit beside fresh perspectives, making for intimate conversations across cultures, timescapes, and aesthetic traditions. The reader also encounters these conversations up close, tracing connections between the text and their own worlds. Join these writers and editors as they each perform two juxtaposing poems and illuminate their intimacies—the ways in which they converse with each other. Listen as they discuss how anthologies are curated as conversations across differences, and how the page can facilitate these relationships across borders and cultures.
This is a pre-recorded session, and is now available on video-on-demand replay.
This session is co-presented with Ethos Books.
Craig Santos Perez
Guam - Hawaii
Craig Santos Perez is an indigenous Chamorro author from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the author of five books of poetry and the co-editor of five anthologies. He is a professor of English at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where he teaches Pacific Islander Literature, Creative Writing, and Environmental Poetry.
Esther Vincent Xueming
Esther Vincent Xueming is founder and editor-in-chief of The Tiger Moth Review, Singapore's first independent eco journal of art and literature. She is also co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Poetry Moves (Ethos Books, 2020) and Little Things (Ethos Books, 2013), and reads for Frontier Poetry (US). She is a finalist for the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize 2020 (New York), at the Singapore National Poetry Competition (English Language, 2020 & 2019), and a Best New Poets 2019 nominee (US & Canada). Her poems have been published locally and internationally.
Photo Credit: Ethan Leong
Alvin Pang is a poet and editor based in Singapore. Featured in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English and The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, he has been published internationally in more than 20 languages. He has curated numerous volumes of Singaporean writing, including: No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry, Tumasik: Contemporary Writing from Singapore, and Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia. His latest titles include WHAT HAPPENED: Poems 1997-2017 and UNINTERRUPTED TIME. He completed a PhD in creative writing practice with RMIT University in 2020.
Photo Credit: Jared HoAlvin Pang is featured in the following SWF event(s):