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Siobhan Hodge Reviews ‘Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia’

Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia edited by John Kinsella and Alvin Pang Ethos Books, 2008 Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia is ambitious. This anthology reads as a sample of more to come, rather than a clear …

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Nick Terrell Reviews Kim Cheng Boey

Between Stations by Kim Cheng Boey Giramondo Publishing, 2009 In 1997, Kim Cheng Boey's feelings of alienation from his homeland had reached critical mass. After years of watching the Singapore of his childhood succumb to ‘the cycle of tear and …

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DJ Huppatz reviews New Singapore Poetry

��5{��������rport's arrivals hall, and you're greeted by the sound of birds, which is quite disconcerting when you arrive at 2am. This simulated birdsong is symptomatic of the city-state's attitude to nature. For Singapore, it seems, nature is dangerous and unpredictable, better replaced with more predictable, more aesthetically pleasing technologies. Former Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew once famously asserted that the greatest invention of the 20th century was the air conditioner. Thus it is more than just an urban condition that is constructed in Singapore, it is an aesthetic condition that incorporates all aspects of life.

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