PROGRAMME DETAILS

Across the Universe: Three Poets Address The State of the World

SWF Stage

SWF Lectures

DATE / TIME

10 Nov, Sat 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
90mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Chamber
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TICKETED EVENT

S$20

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Gwee Li Sui

DESCRIPTION

Three acclaimed poets – Shirley Geok-lin Lim (Malaysia - US), Simon Armitage (UK) and John Yau (US) – survey the year 2018 and read selective excerpts of their works, which reflect their summations of the current state of affairs. They will share insights as to how they come to grasp with everyday chaos, and how they remain focused in the face of uncertainty.
 

FEATURING

John Yau is a poet and critic whose latest publications include a book of poems, Bijoux in the Dark (2018); a selection of essays, The Wild Children of William Blake (2017); and the monographs, Thomas Nozkowski (2017) and Philip Taaffe (2018). His reviews appear on the online magazine, Hyperallergic Weekend. He lives in New York. 

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A Commonwealth Poetry Prize winner, Shirley Geok-lin Lim has published three short-story and 10 poetry collections – most recently Do You Live In?Ars Poetica for the Day and The Irreversible Sun. She has two novels, Joss and Gold and Sister Swing; a memoir, Among the White Moon Faces; as well as a children’s novel and two critical collections. She has published creative non-fiction and edited/co-edited numerous journal issues and anthologies – including The Forbidden Stitch, a 1990 American Book Award winner. She is Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Simon Armitage has published 11 collections of poetry, most recently Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989–2014 and The Unaccompanied. He is the author of three bestselling non-fiction titles, and in 2007 published his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. In 2015, he was appointed Oxford Professor of Poetry.

Photo Credit: Chris Close

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