Valen Lim

Valen Lim is an active member of Singapore-based literary collective /stop@BadEndRhymes ('/s@ber'), kindly supported by literary charity Sing Lit Station. His work has been published in Eunoia Review, Mistake House, Quarterly Literature Review Singapore, The Galway Review and elsewhere. Last year, his manuscript Confession Which Begins in Childhood and other poems clinched 3rd Place in the biennial Golden Point Award.

We Speak to the Fish in our National Language | 我们对着鱼缸说国语

Facing the fish bowl, I speak the national language1: each vowel, a gust upon glass; each accent, a mosquito’s unsteady dance. From my watch’s face, each second, turbulent, rises like smoke. The English of the 50’s was but a colonial …

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Death of a Refrigerator | 冰箱之死

We assume the cold lasts forever. Unaware of its untimely demise, we opened its door to a dying ribbon of light. The cooler had stopped working—like how the charm hidden in an old film can’t help but prove its stars …

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