Anne Carly Abad
Anne graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University. Her works have appeared in the Philippines Free Press, The Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Damazine and Expanded Horizons among others.
Abdul Hamid is currently a final-year student in Yale-NUS College. He dabbles in prose, poetry and plays because he is fickle, and cannot decide. He is owned by three cats.
Afiza is a fresh (good) Honours graduate who is available for worthwhile writing opportunities.
Airina Imran is a 21-year-old media student from Singapore. She likes zombie film-nights, the smell of crisp laundry, basil on most things, and writing.
Adam Aitken is a writer/scholar based in Sydney. Born in London of a Thai mother and Australian father, he spent his early childhood in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. He is the author of four collections of poetry - the latest, Eighth Habitation, forthcoming from Giramondo Publishing. His work has appeared in Meanjin, Southerly, HEAT, Cordite, and Poetry (USA).
Masturah Alatas is a Singapore-born writer who lives in Italy.
Alfian Bin Sa'at is the Resident Playwright of Wild Rice theatre company. His published works include the poetry collections One Fierce Hour and A History of Amnesia, as well as the short story collection Corridor. A collection of flash fiction, Malay Sketches, will be published in December 2010.
Serena Alibhai has published short stories recently in magazines such as Quintessence and
Montreal Serai. She has a degree in English Literature from McGill
University and is currently working on a
novel. She is also the President of the Alexandra Writers Centre in Calgary for 2004.
Jov Almero is a graduate student studying creative writing at the University of the Philippines. He was a fellow for fiction at the 53rd Silliman University National Writers Workshop.
Michaela Anchan is a New Zealander residing in Singapore long term. She is halfway through a novel, which is currently taking the form of a rural feminist natural disaster love story, but could change at any moment. She is a contributor to Math Paper Press' recent anthology We R Family and is the founder of Woolf Works, a women's community in Singapore.
Darran Anderson is a 25 year old Irish writer from Derry. He has been published with the Prague Literary Review (Czech Republic), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), Culture
Northern Ireland, the BBC, Hard Luck Magazine (USA) and
Daniel Andersson runs the poetry magazine Tempo and has had recent work in Brittle Star, Weyfarers, The Interpreters House, The Journal and others.
Ang Kia Yee
Ang Kia Yee is a Singaporean writer, artist, and performer currently reading English literature and creative writing in the UK.
Angeline Ang is a struggling writer, artist and student. She likes Daria, Chinese pop, good food, good conversation, wenyi xiaoshuo, Korean dramas and all things Japanese. She is currently working on a Chinese novel.
Ann Ang’s poetry, fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Eclectica Magazine, Poskod, Ceriph and elsewhere. Her first collection of short stories, titled Bang My Car (Math Paper Press, 2012), was launched at the Singapore Writers’ Festival 2012. An avid birdwatcher, she is an educator at the Academy of Singapore Teachers.
Edlyn has been published in journals, anthologies and exhibitions in Singapore, Australia
and Hong Kong.
Remus Ang is from Singapore and currently lives in Melbourne. He is a student at the University of Melbourne undertaking a Bachelor of Arts and he hopes to major in Philosophy and Creative Writing.
Ang Shuang is a senior year law student at Singapore Management University. Her work has been seen in SingPoWriMo 2016, Words Dance Magazine, and Eunoia Review.
Ronn Andrew F. Angeles
Ronn Andrew F. Angeles graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a degree in English Studies. He was a fellow
for poetry during the 11th IYAS National Creative Writing Workshop. His works have appeared in The Literary Apprentice and The Philippine Star. He is currently working as a Content Development Officer for the
University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center.
Nidhi was born and raised in India and currently resides in Singapore with her family. She writes short fiction, poetry, essays and reviews. Her work has been published in NLB's Writing the City, Open Road Review, Mothers Always Write and Thrice Fiction.
Flo Au has two master degrees in the fields of Applied Linguistics and English Language in Hong Kong. She is now studying for a third on Literary Studies, specializing in creative writing. She has won the Most Creative Award in Hong Kong's Top Story 2015 awards, and her pieces have also been published in EJ Insight and ChristArt.
Davian Aw's fiction and poetry have appeared in international magazines, including the final issue of Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.
Azrul Hisham completed his A-levels in 2005 at Jurong Junior College, Singapore and is currently serving full-time national service as a firefighter in the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
Catherine Baab is an International Fellow at Ngee Ann Polytechnic who teaches creativity and academic writing. In the summer of 2004, she was selected to participate in Bucknell
University's Seminar for Younger Poets. Her poetry has appeared in Richmond and Abroad View
Anne Babson has had work in Connecticut Review, Atlanta Review, Wisconsin Review, Iota and Poetry Salzburg Review. The opera for which she wrote the libretto, Lotus Lives, is touring with the Meridian Arts Ensemble.
Born premature with a hole in the heart in Melbourne, Australia, Peter Bakowski has been writing poetry for 32 years. At the age of eight he fell in love with books and the map of the world.
Oscar Balajadia is a member of PEN International's Hong Kong Chapter. His previous books of poems are Parnaso, in Tagalog (1991) and Lighthouse, in English (1999).
Desh Balasubramaniam is a young poet. He was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in both the war torn Northern & Eastern provinces. He fled to New Zealand at the age of thirteen with his family on humanitarian asylum. His work has appeared in Overland, Mascara Literary Review, Blackmail Press, The Big Issue and Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) Online. He is currently working on his first poetry collection.
Trina Nileena Banerjee
Trina Nileena Banerjee is the author of Inside a Blue Corridor, a collection of poems published by the Writers' Workshop of Calcutta. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in The Statesman and The Asian Age. She lives in Calcutta and is currently working toward a master's degree in English.
Isabela Banzon teaches literature and creative
writing at the University of the Philippines. She is currently co-editing the Philippines section of an anthology of Anglophone Southeast Asian literature and of criticism of Anglophone South and Southeast Asian literature, with Singapore.
Peter Barlow’s work has appeared in Rosebud, The MacGuffin, The Louisiana Review, Underground Voices, Per Contra, and Bryant Literary Review. A former Pushcart Prize nominee, he received his MFA Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and serves as a reader for that school’s journal, The Literary Review.
Christopher Barnes is the author of Lovebites (2005) and is a past winner of a Northern Arts writers award.
Lana Bella has a diverse work of poetry and flash fiction anthologized, published and forthcoming with more than ninety journals. She resides in the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam with her novelist husband and two frolicsome imps.
Linda Benninghoff has published two chapbooks, The Street Where I Was A Child and Departures. She has been published in about 25 magazines and journals, and has also done work in Anglo-Saxon.
Italian by nationality and upbringing, Alice currently resides in Singapore, having lived and worked in Rome, London, Paris, Beijing and Hong Kong. She studied Modern Chinese Studies - Chinese Commercial Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Soumyadipta 'Shom' Biswas has an MBA and a degree in engineering. He is a business consultant and is based out of Bangalore, India. He is also an active community member of the Bangalore Writers Workshop.
Stephen Black, an American, has also lived in Europe and Asia. Since 2002 he has been based in Singapore, where he continues to work with art, writing, 3D technology and moving images. His photo-journal Bus Stopping (2008) is the first of several planned publishing projects.
Boey Kim Cheng
Boey Kim Cheng has published five books of poetry and a travel memoir. He teaches Creative Writing at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Robert Bohm lives with his wife Suman in the U.S. and spends a portion of each year in India, her homeland. Bohm has authored two books and two chapbooks, the most recent of which is Uz Um War Moan Ode (Pudding House Publications, 2007), and also has been published in a wide variety of print and online journals.
Adrian Immanuel Bonifacio
Adrian Immanuel was born and raised in Manila. His poetry has been published in Rambutan Literary, Uppagus, and elsewhere.
Andrea Bonnin is a poet and novellist. His poetry received the first prize in the Genoa International Poetry Festival on 2000. He is one of the ten young poets from Turin included in the anthology Le carte tatuate (2007); Bonnin's first collection Temporali (trans. Storms) will be published in October 2008.
Bob is a programmer living in Redwood City, CA. Previous work of his can be found at Pedestal Magazine, Eclectica, Asian Cha, Mississippi Review, Lucid Rhythms, Thick with Conviction and Halfway Down the Stairs.
Shelly Bryant divides her year between Shanghai and Singapore. She is the author of six volumes of poetry and a pair of travel guides for the cities of Suzhou and Shanghai. Her translations include Sheng Keyi's novel Northern Girls and Li Na's memoir Li Na: My Life for Penguin Books.
Andrew Burke is an Australian poet with eight books to his credit, with his latest being a new and revised Mother Waits for Father Late (Picaro Press, 2010).
Regine Cabato is a journalism and creative writing student at the Ateneo de Manila University. Her poetry has been published in Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry, Philippines Free Press, and Heights. She hails from Zamboanga City.
Erwin Cabucos is a teacher of English at Brigidine College, in Brisbane, Australia. He was born and bred in the Cotabato Province of Southern Philippines. He studied Psychology at Notre Dame University, Philippines, and English Education at the University of New England, Australia.
Michelle Cahill is a non-resident Indian who lives in Sydney. Her poetry collection The Accidental Cage was short-listed for the 2007 Judith Wright Prize.
Charles Cantrell, thrice a Pushcart Prize nominee, has poems in recent issues of Wisconsin Review and Snail Mail Review, with others forthcoming in Mudfish, Soundings East, Sandy River Review and others. Cantrell, a retired English teacher, grows prize tomatoes.
Robert J. Cardullo
Robert J. Cardullo’s essays have appeared in such journals as The Yale Review, The Cambridge Quarterly, Cinema Journal and The New Republic. He is the author, editor or translator of numerous books on film and drama, the most recent of which are Film Analysis: A Casebook and Bazin on Global Cinema, 1948–1958.
F. Jordan Carnice
F. Jordan Carnice graduated with a degree in creative writing at Silliman University. His works of poetry have been published in Dark Blue Southern Seas, Montage, Philippines Free Press, Under The Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry and many others. He currently works as a corporate communications senior specialist in a food company.
Charmaine L. Carreon
Charmaine L. Carreon teaches at the University of the Philippines Cebu and is currently finishing her graduate studies in Creative Writing at UP Diliman.
A journalist, economist and poet living and working in Calcutta, Srinjay's poetry and prose have been published in newspapers, journals, magazines and webzines in India, USA, UK, Israel and Sweden, including The Telegraph, The Statesman, Indian Express, The Journal of the Poetry Society (India), Snakeskin, Ariga, Eclectica Magazine, Voices, Poetry Kit Magazine and The New Miscellany. His first book of poems Occam's Razor received the SALT literary award from John Kinsella and a literary trust in Melbourne, Australia in 1995.
Derrick Cham Yanwei
Derrick Cham is a 26-year-old civil servant.
Jennifer Anne Champion
Jennifer Anne Champion's first chapbook, A History of Clocks, was released by Redwheelbarrow Books in 2015. Her follow-up collection, Caterwaul, is forthcoming.
Chan Yi Wen
Chan Yi Wen is a second-year business student at the National University of Singapore. She loves travelling, meeting new people and reading, and has recently just discovered the benefits of brisk walking.
Chan Ziqian is studying English Literature at Warwick University in the UK.
Mary Jean Chan
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mary Jean Chan is currently an MPhil in Development Studies candidate at Oxford University who enjoys reading the works of poets such as Pablo Neruda and Adrienne Rich.
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Sam has spent far too long out of country and is constantly being asked where he is from. He is currently a teacher and loves what he does.
Stephanie has won national poetry slams in Singapore (2010) and the UK (2012) and has been invited to perform her work around Europe and Southeast Asia. Her poetry has been published in Exile, Rising, Body Boundaries: The EtiquetteSG Anthologies Volume 1 and the first SingPoWriMo anthology.
Duana is an art writer, researcher, and violinist. She read English at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and was also an Instrumental Awards scholar (violin), a Cambridge Commonwealth scholar and recipient of the 2006 NAC-Shell arts scholarship. Duana enjoys liturgical music, mathematics, origami, and Shakespeare.
Meira was born in the UK, and has lived in Japan and India. She has been a Singapore resident since 1997. She has several novels to her name, including The Gossamer Fly, The Last Quadrant, The Bonsai Tree, The Painted Cage, House of the Sun and A Choice of Evils.
Avik Chanda has been published in Ascent, Kimera, Spork, Brittlestar, Poetic Voices, Eclectica, Poetry Depth Quarterly and Slant, among others.
Chang Ya Lan
Chang Ya Lan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2009 with a law degree. She loves writing and enjoys playing tennis.
Hugo Chaparro has won awards for his fiction and critical work and is a two-time recipient of the Colombian National Poetry Prize. He has translated Shakespeare, writes regular columns on film for several magazines, and is soon to publish both a novel, La Sombra del Incantropo (The Werewolf's Shadow), and a volume of poetry, Escrito en el Tiempo (Written in Time).
Yu Yan Chen
Yu Yan Chen was born in China but moved to New York City at the age of 13. She is the author of the poetry collection Small Hours (New York Quarterly Books, 2011) and won Singapore's Golden Point Award for Chinese Poetry in 2015. She currently resides in Singapore.
Bryan Cheong Sui Kang
Bryan Cheong recently graduated from Raffles Institution. He is currently in National Service.
Felix was the recipient of the National Arts Council's Young Artist of the Year for Literature Award in 2000. His three books of poetry are Temptation and Other Poems (1998), I Watch the Stars Go Out (1999) and Broken By The Rain (2003). His poems have also been published in the Straits Times and five anthologies of Singaporean poetry. He has recently completed his Masters of Philosophy in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.
Cheong Lee San
Cheong Lee San works in a telco.
Founder of Singapore's first labour movement simulation conference, Carissa Cheow is working on her first collection of poems to be read in small spaces. A sophomore at the National University of Singapore, she runs a writers' interest group at the College of Alice & Peter Tan.
Peter Cherney is a college student in the United States. His work has also been selected for Paris-based Van Gogh's Ear. Cherney loves reading and writing poetry and playing badminton.
Alywin Chew Shee Chiat
Alywin is a photographic subeditor by profession and a lamenting, self indulgent writer during confession.
Eileen Chew, born in 1976, lives and works in Singapore.
Chew Yi Wei
Yiwei is currently a PhD student at the National
University of Singapore.
Juliet Chia Suet Ling
Juliet spends her days dreaming of the perfect cookie when she is not thinking about how to give every Singaporean pre-schooler a strong start in life.
Debbie Chia is a first-class honours graduate in Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne. She has been published in the2ndrule, JUICE and HerStory, a compendium of essays
published by the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations. She is a full-time writer and part-time DJ. Her favourite authors are Walter
Benjamin, D.H. Lawrence and Charles Bukowski.
Christine Chia Yueh Chin is the author of Separation: A History and The Law of Second Marriages. She is a former co-editor of QLRS.
Grace Chia Krakovic
Grace Chia is the author of womango (1998) and Cordelia (2012), which has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2014 for Poetry. From 2011-2012, she was the NAC-NTU National Writer-In-Residence. She is currently working on a short story collection and a novel, and is the founder of online women's literary journal, Junoesq.
Joey Chin is currently pursuing her MFA in the City University of Hong Kong, the first programme of its kind to specialise in diasporic writing. She is interested in etymology and languages.
Chin Jian Xiong
Chin Jian Xiong lives in Singapore and is waiting to enter university. He writes poetry, prose, and wishes he could draw as well.
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Amanda is a practising lawyer and a previous Foyle Young Poet of the Year.
Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet and writer who was born in Singapore. Her writing has been published in literary journals such as Hecate, Meanjin and Mascara Literary Review. She is completing a Master of Letters at Sydney University and is working on her first collection of poetry. She lives with her husband and two moggy cats.
Choo Yi Feng
Choo Yi Feng is an undergraduate majoring in life sciences at the National University of Singapore. He has previously been published in Curios, the annual student journal of Tembusu College in NUS.
Choo Han Fen
Han Fen is a freelance graphic designer who just likes to write.
Choo Shu Jian
Shu Jian is a student (part-time) in Hwa Chong Junior College. He is a big fan of Jay Chou. He won the inaugural edition of the Lee Tzu Pheng Poetry Award in 2002.
Clara Chow is a writer and mother of two sons. A former journalist and copy editor with The Straits Times, she now marinates full-time in ideas for fiction.
Michael Chu has written some short stories with a positive take, but is now re-shifting his focus to furthering himself in management accounting.
Damon won the 2007 Ovation Award (Best World Premiere Play) for his full-length work Film Chinois, beating six other nominees including a Tony Award winner. His pieces have been presented in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Pennsylvania, Alaska and London. He currently serves as Literary Manager at the oldest non-profit theatre company in Los Angeles - Company of Angels.
Ally Chua writes poems when she's not rushing to reply emails within seven working days. She finds inspiration from Leonard Cohen's lyrics, zombie video games, sad love poets and badly-realised Pinterest recipes.
Grace Chua is a journalist with The Straits Times. Her poems have been published in QLRS and the anthology From Boys To Men. Her first collection of poetry, The Stamp Collector's Wife (firstfruits publications), was published in 2010.
Chua Xin Rong
Chua Xin Rong is a fan of writing, science, and the various combinations thereof.
Dominic Chua is a 29-year-young human being struggling with the vicissitudes of life. He enjoys weaving webs of meaning. In his spare time, he teaches GP at Victoria Junior College.
Liana is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University.
Ian Chung Weiqiang
Ian Chung graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. His work has been published in Asia Writes, Camroc Press Review, Foundling Review and Ink Sweat & Tears, among others. Currently, he writes reviews for Drunken Boat, Rum & Reviews Magazine and The Cadaverine,
where he is also a Fiction Editor. He also edits Eunoia Review, an online literary journal.
Peter Condron is a 39-year-old Irishman living in Singapore. A scientist by training, he spends most of his days hunched in front of a computer writing reports. Once in a while his attention slips and a short piece of flash-fiction is produced instead.
Robert P. Craig
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Jen Crawford teaches Creative Writing in the Division of English at the Nanyang Technological University. She writes poetry, and her recent publications are the chapbook Napoleon Swings (Soapbox Press, 2009) and collection Bad Appendix (Titus Books, 2008).
Mark Crimmins’s fiction has been published in White Rabbit, Cha, Eunoia Review, Portland Review and Trainless Magazine among others. He is currently completing two books of fiction, Intersections: Experiments in Short Fiction, and Characters Madmen Alone Can Read. He has been teaching 20th Century Literature at the University of Toronto since 1999.
Rachel Curzon teaches in a public school in the south of England. She has won an Eric Gregory Award, was a runner up in the 2007 Bridport Prize Competition and has been selected as a Faber New Poet for 2015-16. Her poems have been published in Mslexia and Poetry London, among others.
Craig Czury has been digging the same hole since his father gave him a coal shovel for xmas at 10 and has finally hit Singapore. When he sleeps,
he dreams he sleeps and dreams he lives in Reading, Pennsylvania with a woman who daily sends him out for a pack of smokes, then rearranges the furniture.
A graduate of Radcliffe's Publishing Procedures Course, Vernyce received her M.A. in journalism. She has spent her professional life as a producer for National Public Radio, and written for several Fortune 100 companies and academic institutions. Cadenza Press will publish her chapbook, Temporarily Abated, in the summer of 2003. She lives in Oahu, Hawaii.
Catherina Garcia Dario
A native of Manila, Catherina Garcia Dario is currently finishing her undergraduate degree in creative writing. Her literary work has been published in Reader’s Digest Asia and PLURAL. She has been awarded fellowships to the 19th Ateneo HEIGHTS Writers Workshop, and the 10th Virgin Labfest Fellowship Program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Eugene Datta is a Calcutta-based writer whose fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews have appeared in the Richmond Review, Persimmon, West Coast Line, Heist Magazine, Poetry Bay, Dimsum, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Statesman, The Times of India, Specchio Della Stampa, the Far Eastern Economic Review and elsewhere.
Holly Day is a journalism instructor and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her poetry has recently appeared in The MacGuffin, Bottle, and The Long Islander.
N. Adrian de Pedro
N. Adrian de Pedro is a poet from Manila, Philippines. He works as a logistics analyst for the Philippine Postal service.
Tania De Rozario
Tania De Rozario is a practising artist whose work
deals with issues of gender, space and text. She earns her keep as a freelance art educator and is the associate editor at Grain Photo, an Asian photography magazine distributed regionally.
Melissa De Silva
Melissa De Silva has worked in magazine journalism in Singapore for over 10 years. In February 2014, she gained a place in the selective-entry 6-month novel-writing course by Curtis Brown Creative (UK), for which she received a grant from Singapore's National Arts Council. She has just completed her debut novel.
Rodrigo V. Dela Peña Jr
Rodrigo Dela Peña Jr.’s poems have been published in Rattle, Shanghai Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review and other journals and anthologies. He has received prizes from the Palanca Awards, Kokoy Guevara Poetry Competition and British Council, among others. He is the author of the chapbooks Requiem and Hymnal. His first full-length collection, Aria and Trumpet Flourish, is forthcoming from Math Paper Press in Singapore.
Stephan B. Delbos
Stephan is an American poet currently living in Prague. His work has been featured most recently in The Los Angeles Journal and Stylus Poetry Journal.
Regina Derieva (1949 – 2013) was a Russian poet and writer who published around thirty books of poetry, essays, and prose. From July 1999 until her death she lived in Sweden. Her books in English translation are Inland Sea and Other Poems, In Commemoration of Monument, Instructions for Silence, The Last Island, and Alien Matter. Her work has also appeared in Poetry, Quadrant, Modern Poetry in Translation, Salt as well as in many Russian and Swedish magazines. Regina participated in a number of Swedish and international poetry festivals, including Singapore Writers Festival in 2007. Her papers are at Stanford University.
Valentina Diana is an actress, playwright and poet. She published her first collection of poems, Tre ore di notte e un pezzo del mattino (trans. Three hours of night and a piece of morning) in 2007, presenting it in Italy, Holland and France; her poetry is translated and published on reviews in Paris, Krakow, Aquas Santas (Portugal) and soon in Switzerland. In winter 2008 she will publish a new collection, Per caso allora, resterei un poco.
Diana writes mostly on gender, class, and religion. Sometimes she manages to write fiction and poetry.
Glenn Diaz is a freelance writer. His works have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, including Likhaan 5: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature in 2011. He lives in Manila.
Karien van Ditzhuijzen
Karien van Ditzhuijzen is a Singapore-based writer. She teaches creative writing to migrants and manages a blog, MyVoice@HOME, to share their voices.
Jordan Dotson is an American writer from Appalachian Virginia who moved to south China to study classical poetry. His works have been featured in Drunken Boat, The Writers Chronicle and MaLa Literary Journal.
Roberto Drummond was a young journalist during the Brazilian political upheaval of the sixties whose writing eventually got him in trouble. While he wasn't exiled, he was blackballed and couldn't earn a living as a political journalist, and eventually became a
sportswriter. Drummond was a huge fan of Atletico Mineiro, and he wrote about football to earn his living for the rest of his life. The myth goes that he died watching Brazil play England in the 2002 World Cup. At the time of his death, he was the author of eight novels and two collections of short stories. His work here on QLRS is only the second time he has been published in English.
Leanne Dunic is currently working on a novel and poetry manuscript.
Daniel Emlyn-Jones works in the healthcare industry in the United Kingdom. He has several short stories published in the literary magazine Anak Sastra. He loves Singapore, and loves writing about Singapore.
Edward Eng is an aspiring playwright-filmmaker excited by ideas of class warfare, funky metaphysics and moral ambiguity. He is in his second year reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick.
Eng Shou Jie
Shou Jie is currently serving his National Service with the Music & Drama Company, and using the free time it offers to pursue his interests in jazz, fashion, writing and (strangely but truly) jeans.
Marjorie Evasco writes poetry in two languages, English and Cebuano-Visayan. Her two books of poems, Dreamweavers: Selected Poems 1976-1986 (1986) and Ochre Tones: Poems in English and Cebuano (1999) both won the National Book Award for Poetry from the Manila Critics’ Circle.
Fadzlishah Johanabas bin Rosli
Fadzlishah Johanabas bin Rosli is a Malaysian writer.
Faiqah is a graduate from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in English Literature and minor in Creative Writing. She is also the current Chief Editor of Eleven Magazine.
Farah is reading for her Bachelor of Arts (Education) in English Language and Literature at Nanyang Technological University.
Michael Farrell is a contemporary Australian poet.
David Fedo, an American living just outside Boston, was for five years the executive director and visiting scholar of the Wheelock College, USA, Center for International Education, Leadership and Innovation-Singapore. He is the author of Carrots and Other Poems (Ethos Books, 2009).
Fehmida Zakeer is based in Chennai. Her work has come out in The Linnet's Wings, Shine Journal, Kritya and others. A
story written by her was short listed in the Open Spaces writing competition 2010 and another made it to the honoree list of the Binnacle Competition 2010.
Lily C. Fen
Lily C. Fen holds an MA in English Language Studies from the University of the Philippines. She is a published travel writer and photographer for several Philippine magazines, and pens short stories about Chinese-Filipinos and Philippine barrio life. She lives in Prague.
Michael Fessler is an American writer who has been living in Japan since 1986. His work has appeared in periodicals such as Harvard Review, Kyoto Journal, Iowa Review, Poetry East, Antioch Review, and others. He has published a collection of haiku, The Sweet Potato Sutra (Bottle Rockets Press, 2004) and a textbook, Design and Discuss (Nan’un-do, 2007).
Keith Flynn is the author of three collections of poetry: The Talking Drum
(1991), The Book
of Monsters (1994), and The Lost Sea (2000). From 1987-1998, he
was lyricist and lead singer for a rock band, The
Crystal Zoo, which produced three albums. His poetry has appeared in many journals
and anthologies around the world, including The Colorado Review, The Cuirt
Journal (Ireland), Poetry Wales, The Southern Poetry Review and
Shenandoah. He has been awarded the Sandburg Prize for poetry, and
received numerous Pushcart nominations. Flynn is the
founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review.
David Flynn was born in 1948 in the textile mill company town of Bemis, Tennessee, USA. His jobs have included being newspaper reporter, magazine editor and university teacher. He has five degrees and is both a Fulbright Senior Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Among the nine writing residencies he has been awarded are five at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM, and stays in Ireland and Israel. David Flynn is married and has one daughter.
Arin Alycia Fong
Arin Alycia Fong is a graduate student at NTU specialising in English Literature and Creative Writing. Her short fiction has been published in this is how you walk on the moon and was longlisted for the First Pages Prize organised by the Stockholm Writer's Festival.
Tiziano Fratus directs Festival and Press Torino Poesia, and the contemporary theatre season «Dissezioni» for Teatro Fondamenta Nuove in Venice.
He has published eight books of poetry: Lumina (2003, Rome), L’inquisizione (2004, Rome), Il molosso (2005, Rome), La torsione (2006, Torino), Il Molosso. Poema d’un’anima (2007, Torino - second edition), Il Ventre (2007, Torino) and Il Vangelo della Carne (2008, Torino). A new collection is forthcoming, I figli della pietà e di Mohammed Alì, along with another on writing, L’angelo di Mishima.
Pat Galvin has been published in Irish poetry outlets from The Irish Press page, Salmon and Riverine through
to Poetry Ireland, The Sunday Tribune and The Shop.
Winner of the inaugural Cecil Day Lewis Poetry Award, he was short listed twice for the Tribune/Hennessy Award in 1997 and 2000. He is preparing a first collection titled Where The Music Comes From.
Gan See Siong
Gan See Siong works in the convention industry. He has published in From Boys to Men: A Literary Anthology of National Service in Singapore and Poetry Billboard.
Wendy Gan is a Singaporean currently working and living in Hong Kong. Her works have also been published in Ariel and Westerly.
Priscilla Gan may or may not be a teacher.
Ioannis Gatsiounis's fiction has appeared in Thieves Jargon and Skive Magazine. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Asia Times, New York Post, Christian Science Monitor, World Press Review and San Francisco
Chronicle, among other publications.
Christopher T. George
Christopher T. George's writing has been published in newspapers and magazines around the world. He is the Editor at the Desert Moon Review poetry workshop and co-editor of the electronic and print literary magazine Loch Raven Review. Chris works as a medical editor.
Marshall J. Getz
Marshall is the author of Subhas Chandra Bose - A Biography. His short stories have been published in Dim Sum and The Dalhousie Review.
Damyanti Ghosh is an Indian writer currently based in Malaysia.
Bonnie James Glover
Bonnie is an African-American attorney living in New Jersey. She teaches mediation skills to federal employees. Her greatest desire is to live in a world of peace and to be able to write everyday. Her first novel, Searching with Qwai Chang, will be published in May 2005.
Lolito Go is a professional bum and a Dudeist priest from the Philippines. His works have appeared in High Chair Journal, Paper Monster Press, Philippines Free Press, Sunday Inquirer Magazine as well as Under The Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry.
Jim Goar took his MFA from the Kerouac School at Naropa University. He has spent the past few years teaching English at various schools in China, Thailand, and South Korea. His work has been published by the likes of Elimae, Three Therefore Two, Bombay Gin, and Can We Have Our Ball Back?.
Gayle Goh (b. 1988) is a civil servant. She is married, and a mother.
Wilson Goh is a freelance choral conductor. His writings have appeared in The Substation Magazine, NAFA Arts and Onewinged.
Edward Goh is an English Literature undergraduate at the National University of Singapore. Ever passionate about poetry, he has recently taken an interest in short stories and playwriting as well.
Sheri Kristen Goh
Sheri is currently a doing a Masters dissertation on Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton at the National University of Singapore, where she received her Honours degree in English Literature, and where she is also a teaching assistant.
Goh Peng Fong
Peng Fong is a lawyer, and writes in his free time.
Jasmine Goh is currently journeying through her undergraduate degrees in Law and Liberal Arts. She hopes to do more with her writing.
Goh Zhi Ling
Ling is an impassioned young woman - Prufrockian, but trying to write.
John's work has appeared in Queens Ledger, Glendale Register, Thunder Sandwich, Art and Mind, East of the Web, Hackwriters and elsewhere. His screenplay 'For the Love of Auntie' won at the 2003 NY International Indie Film and Video and Festival.
Ram Govardhan has a post-graduate degree in sociology. His first novel Rough with the Smooth was longlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize, while his short stories have appeared in Asian and African journals. He works with Hansa Research and lives in Madras/Chennai, India.
Jon Gresham was born in England and grew up in Australia. He lives in Singapore and his stories have been published in Ceriph and the mono-titular anthology Coast.
Neil Grimmett has had stories published by, among others, London Magazine, Panurge, Iron, Stand, Sepia, Pretext and Ambit in the UK, Paris Transcontinental in France, Grain in Canada, Quadrant in Australia, New Contrast in South Africa and Fiction, The Yale Review, DoubleTake and The Southern Review in the USA.
Gui Wei Hsin
Gui Wei Hsin is in his final year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA. He is majoring in both English and East Asian Studies, and writes poetry in English and Chinese.
Gwee Li Sui
Gwee Li Sui has previously taught in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. He specialises in the long eighteenth century as well as modern Singaporean literature and has written on the Reformation, Romanticism, Protestant theology, and critical theory too. He is also a visual artist and a poet, and his published works include a graphic novel Myth of the Stone (1993) and a collection of humorous poems Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? (1998).
Born in Algeria in 1968, Amari Hamadene has publication credits in magazines and anthologies in France, Belgium and in Switzerland, such as Phreatique, Le Jardin d'Essai, Parages, Hauteurs, Estuaires, Archipel and Bleu d'Encre. Editor's Note: in March 2005, Amari Hamadene was implicated in a plagiarism controversy over poems that had begun appearing in English from late 2004. By April 2005, A.T. van 't Hof, who had first discovered the case, concluded: "I have been in contact with the ‘real’ Amari Hamadene. He claims to be innocent and assumes that somebody else must have published under his name. I regard this case as closed." As far as can be ascertained, the Amari Hamadene poem published on QLRS is an original piece.
Kirsten Han is currently in New Zealand trying to get her degree in Media Arts (majoring in Moving Image). She has been writing since she was seven.
Maryanne Hannan's poetry has been published in many print and online literary journals including Chaffin Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Pebble Lake Review, Stand and Umbrella.
Jan Oskar Hansen
Jan Oskar Hansen is the author of Letters From Portugal, Routes and Shaken & Stirred.
Anurak Saelaow Hao
Anurak Saelaow is a Singaporean poet and writer. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Kindling, Ceriph, and elsewhere. He is the author of one chapbook, Schema (The Operating System, 2015), and holds a BA in creative writing and English from Columbia University.
Family man, civil servant, writer, philosopher, IT geek, community worker etc are some of the hats Hari Kumar wears to make this life worthwhile. He lives in Tanjong Pagar with his wife and two sons.
Jonathan Hayes lives in San Francisco, California. He has taught poetry at 826 Valencia, a writing center for children in the Mission District of the City.
Bani Haykal is a performance poet and frontman for the alternative rock group B-Quartet.
Samantha Heng is a copywriter and a baker on the side. She has a literature degree that she has misplaced.
Heng Siok Tian
Heng Siok Tian has published five collections of poetry: Crossing the Chopsticks and Other Poems (1993), My City, My Canvas (1999), Contouring (2004), Is My Body a Myth (2011) and Mixing Tongues (2011). Her poems have been anthologised in publications such as Journeys: Words, Home and Nation, No Other City: An Anthology of Urban Poetry and Moving Worlds. A participant of the Iowa International Writing Program in 2000, she has also participated in literary events in China, USA, Sweden, Denmark and the Philippines.
Kaile is an avid traveller and aspiring writer. Therefore, he hopes to become a travel journalist some day.
Bernard Henrie is a currency trader living near Los Angeles. He has three Pushcart nominations and his publishing credits include MiPOesias, Shampoo, Boston Literary Magazine, Cha and Cortland Review.
Ed Higgins has been published in Monkeybicycle Pindeldyboz, Bellowing Ark, CrossConnect, Word Riot and Blue Print Review, among others. He teaches creative writing and literature at George Fox University in Oregon, USA.
Sid Gómez Hildawa
Sid Gómez Hildawa (1962-2008) was a poet, visual artist and professional architect. As an artist, he was among the recipients of the CCP Thirteen Artists Award and the British Council Fellowship for art and architecture in 1990. He participated in many group and solo exhibitions, among them the 2000 International Art Biennale of Havana Cuba, and the 2002 artist-in-residency program at Fujino, Japan. As an architect, he designed houses and offices on a freelance basis. As a writer, he was a poetry fellow to the UP National Writer's workshop in 1995 and the Iligan National Writer's workshop in 1997. He won 2nd place twice in the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards for poetry, in 2001 and 2004. Hildawa obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the De La Salle University in 2004.
Richard Hillman lives near Timbertown (NSW), Australia. Picaro Press is due to release his sixth collection of poetry, Timber Country. His work has been widely published in Australia, USA, UK, NZ, Canada, China, and Europe.
Joses Ho is a PhD student in neuroscience. Born and bred in Singapore, he has lived and studied in the US and the UK, and is currently based in the Netherlands.
Aaron Ho is writing his dissertation on Victorian literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Tammy Ho Lai-ming
Tammy Ho Lai-ming is a Hong Kong-born writer. She is a founding co-editor (with Jeff Zroback) of the first Hong Kong-based online literary journal, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.
Angie Ho Guyoton
Born in Singapore, Angie Ho Guyoton now lives in Paris with her husband and son. Her short story, ‘Love Thy French Neighbours’ was nominated for the 2011 Paris Short Story Contest Editorial Committee Prize.
Philip Holden teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature in the National University of Singapore. His recent books include the anthology Writing Singapore, co-edited with Angelia Poon and Shirley Geok-lin Lim. His short stories have been published in Prism International and Cha, and he was one of the writers chosen for Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2009 anthology.
Hong Yuchen is currently pursuing his final year in Nanyang Technological University’s Division of English. He records his occasional travels in words, photographs and sometimes drawings.
Hong Wee is thirty-three, and has been writing for the last 2-3 years, solely for the entertainment of his wife (who is also his greatest motivator). When he is not slogging at the day job, he is either writing, swing dancing or hurting himself playing football. He has a degree in Mathematics but no knowledge of it whatsoever.
B.B.P. Hosmillo is a young critic of gender, neoliberal heterosexism, and queer precarity. He was a recipient of the Japan Foundation (JENESYS) research scholarship in 2011. He attended Sophia University in Tokyo. His haikus have appeared in Philippine Free Press. His poetry is included in Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry (2011).
Michael Hu Xiuxian
Michael Hu first began writing at the age of eight, and has never stopped since. Michael plans to pursue a career in journalism with a
view to writing full-time.
Judith Huang is a Singaporean writer, translator and editor. Named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2004, her writing has been published in journals including Prairie Schooner, Asia Literary Review, Asymptote and the Harvard Advocate, as well as in anthologies such as In Transit, Singpowrimo 2014 and Body Boundaries. Her first collection of poetry is forthcoming from Ethos Books in 2018, her first novel Sofia and the Utopia Machine was shortlisted for the Epigram Fiction Prize 2017.
Huang Kaishan, 20, is an undergraduate studying communication studies at the Nanyang Technological University. There is a stuffed dog beside her pillow and many people running around the inside of her head.
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Huang Qin Qin
Qin Qin is the editor of Screenhub Asia, based at The Substation in Singapore.
Antony Huen has published poems and articles internationally. He is a doctoral fellow of York’s Humanities Research Centre, and one of Eyewear’s Best New British and Irish Poets in 2017.
D.J. Huppatz is a writer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has published a wide variety of writing, in, among others, the literary journals Sulfur, Tinfish, Aught, Heat, Meanjin, Southerly, Overland, Cordite, Ulitarra and Blast. He is the author of four poetry chapbooks: The Week Sonnets, Sealer’s Cove, American Songs and City of Swallows. In 1998 he co-founded Textbase, a literary journal and experimental small press.
Heather graduated from Raffles Institution, and will be pursuing a degree in Psychology. She mainly writes poetry, and is a member of Burn After Reading SG.
Joshua Ip is a poet, editor and literary organiser. He instigates various programmes with the literary charity Sing Lit Station, including SingPoWriMo, Manuscript Bootcamp, and poetry.sg, His latest individual collection is sonnets from the singlish upsize edition, and he recently edited the forward-looking anthology A Luxury We Must Afford.
Nirmala graduated with an MA in English Literature from Stella Maris College, Chennai.
Aishwarya Iyer is twenty and will soon graduate in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Originally from India, Joji Jacob is an award-winning copywriter based in Singapore. He uses any time he can steal from his day job to travel, sketch and write.
Terry Jaensch is an Australian poet, actor and monologist. His first volume of poetry BUOY was Highly Commended in the Anne Elder Award by the Fellowship of Australian Writers. He has been the recipient of an Asialink residency in Singapore. Currently he is working on Orphan's Own Project, a cabaret about his time growing up in an orphanage.
Colin James has a chapbook of poems, A Thoroughness Not Deprived Of Absurdity,
out from Pski's Porch press.
Jeffrey Javier is a graduate of the Creative Writing program of the University of the
Philippines. He lives in Davao City.
Jen Wei Ting
After a lengthy separation, Wei Ting was recently reunited with her love for writing. She crunches numbers by day and bangs away on her piano and keyboard at night.
Collin Jerome is a PhD candidate in English Literature at Sussex University.
Paul M. Jerusalem
Paul M. Jerusalem graduated from Dunman Secondary School and Raffles Institution, and enjoys singing and writing more than he ought to. He will begin his undergraduate studies at Yale-NUS College in 2015.
Jing Siang Hai
Jing Siang Hai is a psychiatrist based in Taipei as well as the acclaimed Taiwanese author of three volumes of poetry: A Wanted
Man, A Mental Home, and most recently, Nobita, whose English
translation will be completed in early 2010.
Antony Johae has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and has taught in England, Ghana, Tunisia, and Kuwait. He is now retired and divides his time between the UK and Lebanon. His collection, Poems of the East, was published in 2015.
David J. Johnston
David J. Johnston was born in Los Angeles, CA. He studied English, Asian Studies, and film at Rutgers University. He lived for two years in South Korea and is currently an Education student at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Allan Johnston teaches writing and literature at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Weber Studies and other journals, and he published one poetry book, Tasks of Survival.
Jill Jones currently lives in Adelaide, Australia. Her most recent books are Broken/Open (Salt Publishing, 2005) and a handwritten ‘tiny’ book, Speak Which (Meritage Press, 2007). Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies such as The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry and Over There – Poems from Singapore and Australia, and her works has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish. In 2007 she was a featured reader at the 23rd Festival International de la Poésie in Trois-Rivières, Canada.
Originally from the USA, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa lives in central Japan. Her seventh full length book of poetry, FLUX, is forthcoming in fall, 2013, with BlazeVOX.
Meena Kandasamy is a twenty-one year old writer, poet and translator based in Chennai, India. Her poem 'Mascara' won the first prize in the national level Indian Horizons Poetry Contest 2004 conducted by the government-run Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
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Devena Kasinathan has previously had a short story published by Silverfishbooks (Malaysia ) in two anthologies in 2004 and 2006. She currently resides in Malaysia , and is working on her first novel.
Kirat Kaur is an investment writer with a decade of experience in media and publishing. Her short story 'Veera' appears in the anthology In Transit (2016).
Tim's writing has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bronx Council on the Arts. He has recent work in the US in Denver Quarterly, Shenandoah and Apostrophe, and in the UK in Modern Painters, The Reader and Pennine Platform. Tim lives in Mt Vernon, New York.
W.B. Keckler's most recent book, Sanskrit of the Body, won in the National Poetry Series 2002 and is just out through Penguin. His other books include Ants Dissolve in Moonlight, Recombinant Image Day and the ebook I Came Dressed As John Wilkes Booth.
Khanh Ha’s debut novel is FLESH (Black Heron Press, 2012). He graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and is at work on a new novel
Laura Kho studied English Literature at Durham University and is currently working as an associate librarian in Singapore. In her free time, she enjoys dancing for leisure, exploiting Singapore’s museum entry policy and poring through Life! and The New Yorker.
Werner Kho graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and is currently serving NS. His work has been featured in Softblow and is upcoming in the anthology In Transit by Math Paper Press.
Peng-Ean Khoo is a poet-artist trying to transgress the boundaries between text, language, literature (in particular poetry) and the visual arts. She is the founding editor of Gallery Behind the Falls. She knows there is such a thing as new media but doggedly refuses to stop making print books as she explains, "My hands cannot breathe in virtual space". Peng-Ean has a balding Syngonium as a pet.
Peter J. King
Peter J. King teaches philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford. His poetry, including translations from German and Modern Greek, has been published in journals such as Acumen, Tears in the Fence, Dream Catcher, New Walk and The Interpreter’s House. His latest collections are: Adding Colours to the Chameleon (2016) and All What Larkin (2017).
Ronald Klein teaches English at Hiroshima Jogakuin University. He is the editor of two volumes of interviews with Singapore writers in the Interlogue series (Ethos Books) and the author of The Other Empire: Literary Views from the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.
Gilbert Koh, born 1973, is a lawyer. His poetry has been published in various publications in Singapore and elsewhere, including Atlanta Review, papertiger, Slope, No Other City - The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry, Love Gathers All - The Philippines-Singapore Anthology of Love Poetry, From Boys to Men - A Literary Anthology of National Service in Singapore and Poetry Billboard.
Adeline Koh is a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. She is currently working on projects involving colonial literature, modernism, and the intersections of African and Asian literature.
Koh Tsin Yen
Koh Tsin Yen lives in Singapore.
Koh Jee Leong
Koh Jee Leong is the author of Steep Tea (Carcanet), named a Best Book of the Year by UK’s Financial Times and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. He has published three other books of poems, a book of essays and a book of zuihitsu. His work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, he lives in New York City, where he heads the literary non-profit Singapore Unbound.
Koh Beng Liang
Koh Beng Liang is the author of Last Three Women (2002), a first book of poems published by Ethos Books. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999, where he studied electrical and computer engineering. He is a co-founder of the2ndrule, a guerilla creative email magazine.
Koh Choon Hwee
Koh Choon Hwee is currently studying history in Beirut, Lebanon. She votes in Bukit Panjang SMC where she lives with her beloved parents and two lovely sisters.
Jinny Koh is the author of The Gods Will Hear Us Eventually (Ethos Books, forthcoming 2018), and her work has appeared in Kyoto Journal, Litro and Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume 2, among others. Her recent short story, 'Close To Home', was shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Yvonne Koh works in Singapore.
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of the epistolary novel, Singular Acts of Endearment, as well as four poetry collections. Trained in publishing at Stanford University, with a theology masters from Harvard University and MFA from the University of Notre Dame, he has edited over fifteen books and co-produced three audio books. Desmond is also the founding editor of Squircle Line Press.
Stella Kon is one of Singapore's best known playwrights.
Jerome Kugan aka JK is a KL-based writer, poet, musician. In his spare time he publishes a poetry zine called Poetika. His story "Love in the Post Nicotine Age" was recently featured in Silverfish New Writing 1. He is currently working on a collection of short prose and verse.
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Brennan Kwa Yiew Khoon
Brennan is currently an English Literature student in NTU. He loves writing and starting new stories but completing any story is an elusive beast that frequently evades capture.
Lydia Kwa, Singapore-born, lives in Vancouver. She has published 3 novels and 2 books of poetry. Her visual art "linguistic tantrums" is currently part of an exhibition at Centre A gallery called M'Goi/Do Jeh: Sites, Rites and Gratitude.
Ken Kwek graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English Literature in 2003. He worked in London as a cameraman on a variety of films and documentaries, before returning to Singapore as a journalist in August 2005.
Theophilus Kwek has published five volumes of poetry, most recently The First Five Storms (2017) which won the New Poets’ Prize. His poems, essays and translations have appeared in the Guardian, The London Magazine, The Irish Examiner, Asia Literary Review, and elsewhere. He serves as Editor of Oxford Poetry.
Desmond is a history teacher. He lives in London with his two dogs, Gog and Magog.
Michelle Kwok Jia Yu
Michelle Kwok is a penultimate year undergraduate at Nanyang Technological University. She has a passion for reading and writing, and particularly enjoys writing short stories and poetry.
Angelo R. Lacuesta
Angelo R. Lacuesta has won numerous awards for his writing, among them two Philippine National Book Awards, the Madrigal Gonzalez Best First Book Award and several Palanca and Philippines Graphic Awards. He was literary editor of the Philippines Free Press and is currently editor-at-large at Esquire Philippines.
Amy T.Y. Lai
Amy TY Lai was born and brought up in Hong Kong. She got her graduate degree from Cambridge, UK, and her JD in Boston. She is now a proud resident of Canada. She is interested in law, literature, and current affairs.
Faith Christine Lai
Faith Christine Lai is an undergraduate at Oxford University writing in the spaces between jet lag and Philosophy articles. Besides QLRS, her work has been published in A Luxury We Must Afford, This Is Not A Safety Barrier, and various editions of SingPoWriMo.
Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Agnes Lam left home to study in Singapore and then America. She is now an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong and has contributed poems to journals such as Ariel, Commentary, Dimsum, Singa, Westerly and Yuan Yang. Her first poetry collection, Woman to Woman and Other Poems was published in 1997 and her second collection, Water Wood Pure Splendour, was published in 2001.
Once upon a time, Kenneth Lam lived in a city called Vancouver. Besides missing the weather and maple syrup, he is currently combating enforced public servitude with chain-dreaming.
Gary Langford is the author of 40 books, 15 in fiction and 16 in poetry, along with 4 textbooks. His most recent book is The Comic Verse of Gary Langford (2018). Gary lives in in Melbourne, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand.
Eliana Debora Langiu
Eliana Debora Langiu published her first poetry collection Rag Time in 1993. She was also part of the 2007 anthology Le carte tatuate. Dieci poeti torinesi (trans. Tatoo Papers. Ten Poets from Turin); she published on june 2008 her second collection, Polaroid. She has presented in the Festival Poestate (Lugano) and in the Genoa International Poetry Festival. French translations of her poems are published in review «Les Citadelles» (Paris, 2008).
W.F. Lantry received his Maîtrise from L’Université de Nice, and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Recent honors include the National Hackney Literary Award in Poetry, CutBank Patricia Goedicke Prize, Lindberg Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize (in Israel), Atlanta Review International Publication Prize and 2012 Potomac Review Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in Descant, Asian Cha, THIS Literary Magazine and Aesthetica. The Language of Birds (Finishing Line Press 2011), is his lyric retelling of Attar’s Conference of the Birds. He currently works in Washington, DC, and is a contributing editor of Umbrella Journal.
Andrea is a classical musician who hears the world in sonorities and tonalities, a scintillating prosaist who waxes lyrical about being a lover of life and a vivacious hippy who simultaneously swoons at and condemns the concept of a compartmentalised spiritualist.
Lau Peet Meng
In daily life, Peet Meng is a civil servant.
Lee Jing-Jing is currently doing a Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford. She is a fiction writer as well as a poet and is now working on her first novel.
Lee Seow Ser
Lee Seow Ser is a Singaporean currently living in the city of Lorient, France. She is a lawyer by profession, and is currently on sabbatical leave.
Sophia Petra Lee
Sophia finds great delight in the following: pugs, playing the guitar, horrific amounts of time spent on video games, and writing things that may or may not ever see the light of day. A literature student, she hopes to one day inspire someone with a story of her own.
Jeffery was a junior college teacher in Singapore in the 90s. He now works as a librarian in Australia.
Brandon Lee is an occasional advertising copywriter and freelance author of articles on technology, lifestyle, and entertainment. He received an NAH-SPH Golden Point Award for Poetry in 2001.
Jason Lee lives in Hong Kong and is a regular member and co-ordinator of the 'Out Loud' and 'Joyce is not Here' poetry groups. He has been recently published in the U.K. and Hong Kong and was nominated by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal for a Pushcart Prize (2009). He is currently studying for a PhD at Hong Kong University and working on a collection of poems called Beds in the East.
Lee Sung-Mi (이성미)is a Korean poet. Her poems have appeared in reputable Korean literary journals such as Literature and Society (문학과사회) and Modern Literature (현대문학). Her first book of poems, When Someone Stays Too Long (너무 오래 머물렀을 때), was published by Moonji Publishing in 2005. She also wrote Hyewha-dong La bohème (혜화동 라보엠), a free modern adaptation of Puccini's La bohème, which was performed by the Progressive Opera Studio in 2009.
Lee Tse Mei
Lee Tse Mei is a Singaporean lawyer who loves music, travelling, people and places. Her poems and essays have been published online and in Japan, and she is currently working on a series of original music soundtrack albums featuring the places that she’s visited.
Lee Yew Leong
Yew Leong is a Singaporean writer and video artist who has lived in the United States, France and China. He won the 2003 James Assatly Memorial Prize for Fiction at Brown University, where he was mentored by Robert Coover. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, Fuselit, nthposition, Softblow, Chaise Magazine, Lianhe Zaobao and Journeys: Words, Home, and Nation: An Anthology of Singapore Poetry. He is currently working on a debut collection of poems, thanks to an NAC arts creation fund grant.
Alfie Lee is an artist working in the media of writing, photography and graphic design. He is the author of a collection of poems, Yellow: Ginnie's Favourite Colour. Alfie currently lives in New York City.
Peggy PC Lee is a communications professional by day and an aspiring writer by night.
Born in 1982, Ken enrolled with Columbia University in 2003.
Allison is an Australian who is currently working in Singapore as a librarian with an international school.
Lee Wei Fen
Wei Fen Lee is in her fourth year of studying South Asia and English Literature, and spends her free time exploring cities and thinking about the nameless future shaped like a cat. She is also the sub-editor of Ceriph, an independent publication of Singaporean writing.
Bridget-Rose Lee is from Singapore.
Cheryl Julia Lee
Cheryl Julia Lee is the author of We Were Always Eating Expired Things. She has also been published in Epiphany and Winter Tangerine Review, and has performed at the Singapore Writers Festival 2012.
Aaron Lee is the author of the poetry collections, A Visitation of Sunlight (1997) and Five Right Angles (2007), which was a finalist for the Singapore Literature Prize. He is the co-editor of Singapore’s bestselling anthology of urban poetry, No Other City, and the award-winning Singapore-Philippines poetry anthology, Love Gathers All. His work has been published internationally, and he has read and spoken at literary events in countries such as Germany, Malaysia, Australia, the Philippines and the US.
Laremy Lee writes in different genres, with a focus on writing for the stage. His plays, Full Tank! and Radio Silence, were staged by W!ld Rice at the OCBC Singapore Theatre Festival 2008. He teaches at St Andrew's Junior College and is also an Associate Producer with Checkpoint Theatre.
Amanda Lee Koe
Amanda Lee Koe is the fiction editor of Esquire (Singapore), editor of creative non-fiction magazine POSKOD, co-editor of literary journal Ceriph and communications lead at design and communications practice studioKALEIDO. She is co-editor of Eastern Heathens, an anthology subverting Asian folklore, whilst her first book, Ministry of Moral Panic, is forthcoming.
An English literature graduate from the University of Western Australia, Faith Leong works as a communications executive in an arts and cultural organization.
Joanne Leow is a PhD student in English at the University of Toronto. She has published work on nostalgia in Singapore literature and film,
and has also the intersections ofcosmopolitanism and postcolonial travel poetry. Her current research is on urban Canada and Singapore, immigrant writing and theories of space.
Leow Hui Min Annabeth
Leow Hui Min Annabeth has been writing since 1998, when, at the age of five, she first decided that her life’s ambition lay in creative fiction. At present, she is working toward the completion of her high school diploma.
Gabrielle Leung is set to graduate from Ateneo de Manila University with a major in Physics and a minor in Creative Writing. She was a fellow for Nonfiction in the 22nd Ateneo Heights Writers Workshop, and has previously been published in HEIGHTS, Plural: Prose Journal, and Kritika Kultura.
An award-winning poet, Arthur Leung was born and raised in Hong Kong. He is a regular performer of his poetry and has poems published in anthologies such as Hong Kong U Writing and Fifty-Fifty, as well as in numerous magazines and journals including Smartish Pace, Loch Raven Review, Taj Mahal Review, Crannog Literary Magazine, Pulsar Poetry Magazine and elsewhere. Leung serves as External Editor of Yuan Yang and has been featured in the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival. He was a finalist for the 2007 Erskine J. Poetry Prize and a winner in the 2008 Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition.
Rebecca Levick recently graduated from Northumbria University, UK with a BA in English. Her stories have appeared in Cadaverine Magazine and Juke Pop Serials. She currently resides in the City of Leeds with her partner and cat.
Letitia Lew was born and raised in Singapore by a large, rowdy family. She worked for several years as a software developer in San Francisco and has two degrees from Stanford University.
Oswald LeWinter is an American poet living in Lisbon. He has been widely published internationally, and his awards include the International Rilke Prize for poems in German and English.
Xueying now works with Singapore Press Holdings. She was the first runner-up for the Angus Ross Prize in English Literature in 1997.
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Julius is currently working as an untrained teacher in Bendemeer Secondary School. He enjoys good food and not waiting for the bus.
Robert Lietz's poems have appeared in more than one hundred journals, including Agni Review, Antioch Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry and Shenandoah. Eight collections of poems have been published, including Running in Place, At Park and East Division, The Lindbergh Half-century, The Inheritance, and Storm Service and After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems.
Joe Liew Zhou Hau is a student of Philosophy. He writes prose and poetry in his free time.
Michelle is a PhD candidate in art history at Princeton University. In 2004, she curated the giant Visions and Illusions exhibition in Singapore.
Lim Chee Kam
Lim Chee Kam holds a BA in English Language and Literature from NUS, and is currently training to be a teacher. He likes food and books. He hopes to eat, read and write for a living one day.
Originally from Singapore, Vincent is an MBA student living in New York.
Suchen Christine Lim
Suchen Christine Lim is the first winner of the Singapore Literature Prize (Fiction) in 1992, for her novel, A Fistful of Colours. Lim, who has four novels to her name, is also the author of short stories, children's stories, students' textbooks and a play. She was the International Writer-in-Residence at the University of Iowa, USA, in 2000.
Desiree Lim is eighteen. She intends to 1) learn to drive, 2) read English Literature in the UK, and 3) become a rock star, in that order.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Shirley Lim is an award-winning Malaysian-born American writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Her first collection of poems, Crossing The Peninsula, published in 1980, won her the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, a first both for an Asian and for a woman. Her memoir, Among the White Moon Faces, received the 1997 American Book Award. Lim is a professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Serena writes freelance and travel articles from time to time.
Lim Hern Khoon
Lim Hern Khoon fell in love with the English language unexpectedly during national service.
Jeremy Lim Mun Loong
Jeremy Lim Mun Loong is a student of English Literature with NUS.
Valen Lim is an amateur poet, student, and human being. His works have previously been published in various editions of SingPoWriMo.
Li-Min Lim studied literature in Singapore and the US, and has a passion for fiction and imagined otherworlds. One of her short stories was published in the anti-realist fiction anthology this is how you walk on the moon (Ethos Books, 2016).
Ash Lim has worked in advertising for over 20 years. He lives in Singapore.
Daryl Lim Wei Jie
Daryl Lim Wei Jie is, above all, a Singaporean. An Oxford History graduate, he is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Cambridge. He is particularly interested in the literary uses of history.
Jerome Lim is a final year student of English and Latin Literature at the University of York. He is the deputy editor-in-chief of Unseen the Magazine, and the Sing Lit Station associate for poetry.sg.
Born and raised in Singapore, Jiaying graduated from Columbia University in 2016, and will soon start working in Philadelphia.
Jamie Lin Weirong
Jamie Lin Weirong was born in Singapore in 1983.
Hongen is a 20-year-old National Serviceman with an interest in short stories and computer gaming.
Nicholas Liu graduated from the National University of Singapore. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines such as Fuselit, Likestarlings, Poetry Review and Stand.
Miriam Lo Wei Wei
Miriam Wei Wei Lo attempts to juggle child-rearing, writing and snorkelling whilst simultaneously battling assumptions about what a pastor's wife should be like. She was born in Canada, grew up in Singapore, and now lives in Margaret River, Western Australia. Her latest chapbook, No Pretty Words, is available from Picaro Press.
Loh Jee Kean
Jee Kean is currently a full-time choral director and staff member of Westwood Secondary School and his contributions include spearheading the school's IT music programme. He teaches loop-based composition using the computer and he and his students were recently interviewed by The Computer Times for their innovation in the area of IT music in the secondary school curriculum.
Loh Guan Liang
Loh Guan Liang is the author of Transparent Strangers (Math Paper Press, 2012). His works have appeared in Enizagam, Kin Poetry Journal, Mascara Literary Review and elsewhere. He is also the winner of the 2011 Moving Words poetry competition organised by SMRT and The Literary Centre.
Peter is a retired maths teacher.
Melvin Look is a consultant gastrointestinal surgeon with his own private
practice in Singapore but is working on a second career as a tattoo artist.
He is currently saving his pennies
to buy a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands.
Richard is a New Englander working as a journalist.
Low Lai Chow
Low Lai Chow is a writer. She is based in Singapore.
Colin Low Yu Cong
Colin graduated from the University of Chicago with an official major in English language and literature, and an unofficial one in cinema and cultural studies. He has previously published criticism for the film sites SINdie and Against the Hype, and currently teaches secondary school English and literature.
Karen is currently a marketing professional in the info-communications industry, covering the Asia-Pacific. On the Dean's List for her first degree, she graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) the following year with a Bachelor of Social Science Second Class (Upper Division) Honours Degree, majoring in sociology. She occasionally tries to write more than just emails and SMSes.
Eric Low Soon Liang
Eric Low lives and works in singapore in the audio-visual industry; wishes he could live a little more and work a little less.
Low Ying Ping
Ying Ping has a Master’s degree in English Literature and works in education. Her poems have previously appeared in Singa.
Charles Lowe lives in Alfred New York. His work has appeared in Slow Trains and The Hardy Review, and is forthcoming in print in The Poetry Motel. "The All-Night Attendant at the Foreign Expert's Compound" is part of a work in progress entitled The Blind City.
Mabel is a twenty-two year old Sociology student from Singapore. She enjoys laughing without restraint, rooting for the underdog
Jason Erik Lundberg
Jason Erik Lundberg is an American expatriate now living in Singapore, and the author of The Time Traveler's Son (2008) and Four Seasons in One Day (2003, with Janet Chui). He has also co-edited A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) and Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004), both from Two Cranes Press. His latest book, Red Dot Irreal, a collection of equatorial fantastika, will be released by Singapore-based publisher Math Paper Press in June 2011.
Ma Shaoling, age 23, studying and keeping her fingers crossed always at the keyboard.
Monica S. Macansantos
Monica S. Macansantos is a poet and fictionist based in the Philippines. She currently teaches literature and writing at the University of the Philippines-Los Banos.
Currently pursuing an MA in writing at University of Melbourne, Kent MacCarter has publication credits in The Age, Stylus, Cordite, and upcoming appearances in Meanjin and Poetry New Zealand.
Louis Malloy lives in Nottingham, England. He works as a computer programmer but prefers to write fiction. His short stories have been published in a variety of magazines, including The New Writer, The Dublin Quarterly, Aesthetica, Eclectica, Projected Letters, Buzzwords, Prose-Ax and Southern Ocean Review. He has won prizes in The Momaya Short Story Competition and the BBC London Book Fair competition and was a finalist in the Middlesex University Press Literary Prize
Sharanya Manivannan was born in India in 1985 and grew up in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. A writer, dancer, painter, actress, photographer, journalist and activist, she is working on her first novel and a collection of poems. She lives in Kuala Lumpur.
Gianni Marchetti (1955) has published a collection of tales, Francese alle medie (2005, Milan), a collection of poems, Una donna così (2008, Turin) and a CD titled Fa rima con Jazz. Sette poesie sul jazz (2008, Novara, scored by Andrea Trecate based on a selection of poems taken from "Una donna così").
Natalie Marinho is a freelance writer and game designer based in Singapore. Born in Perth, Western Australia to Filipino/Portuguese parents, she has lived and travelled throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. She writes short stories and is currently editing her first novel.
Zia Marshall is a learning designer and communication specialist.
J.H. Martin was born in London, England. In search of joy and experience he hitched and wandered across Europe, then made his way to the Far East and travelled extensively in the wilds of China where he now resides.
John Mateer is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Barefoot Speech, Loanwords, The Ancient Capital of Images and, most recently, Southern Barbarians.
Originally from NYC, Allen lives, writes, acts and directs theatre in Mexico. His published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, photos, etc., have appeared in print as well as on line: NY Times, The Writer, Newsday, Literary
Potpourri, Poetry Midwest, Herons Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review, many others. He is haibun editor for Simply
Abhishek is a writer based in Singapore.
Miguel Ángel Mendo
Born in Madrid, Miguel Ángel Mendo has published more than 20 children’s literature titles with the most prestigious Spanish publishing houses. He is also the author of the adult novels, The Incomplete Light and The Infinite Geyser and Antirrefranero Español, a critical essay about some of the most popular Spanish sayings and proverbs.
Alice is a Singaporean presently reading Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities at Wesleyan College.
Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke's Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of America's oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals and his first novel, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue, appeared in 2002. A poetry chapbook, Chin-Chin in Eden, is just out from Still Waters Press.
Geoffrey Miller is a lecturer of composition at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. His photography has appeared in periodicals in the USA and Hong Kong.
Lauren Mills lives in Iowa City, where she works for the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism as an assistant editor and reporter.
Reid Mitchell is a New Orleanian currently teaching in Wuxi. He has published short stories, poems, and one novel.
J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden co-edits Erg’s chapbook series and Cricket Online Review. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Journal (UK), Lilies and Cannonballs Review, BlazeVox, Red Rock Review and elsewhere.
Nicky began writing stories in 1983 and had his first book, Let's Play Games, published in 1986. It was later reissued in 1990 as Pontianak: 13 Chilling Tales. His other books include 999: True Cases from the CID, Sing a Song of Suspense (1988) and Princess of Darkness (1992).
Vineetha Mokkil is a writer based in New Delhi, India. She is the author of the collection A Happy Place and Other Stories (HarperCollins, April 2014). She writes a monthly column on writing for Litro Magazine, New York.
George Moore's most recent collections are All Night Card Game in the Back Room of Time (2007) and Headhunting (2002). His poems have also been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry Magazine, The Colorado Review, North American Review, Eclectica and Cortland Review. He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize in 2009, and was nominated this year for the Rhysling Poetry Award.
Marshall Moore is the author of seven books, the most recent of which is a novel entitled Inhospitable, which is being published by Camphor Press in Taipei in May 2018. He is a co-editor of The Queen of Statue Queen: New Short Fiction from Hong Kong.
Rheea Mukherjee received her MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her previous fiction has been a top 25 finalist in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award. Her unpublished collection of stories, In These Cities We Dreamed, was a semi-finalist in the Black Lawrence Press, St Lawrence Book Award, 2011.
Dipika Mukherjee is the editor of two collections of short stories from Malaysia and Singapore: The Merlion and Hibiscus in 2002, and Silverfish New Writing in 2006. Her poems have been published in Hong Kong, the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as broadcast over Singapore radio. She currently teaches Creative Writing in Amsterdam.
Arka Mukhopadhyay was born in Calcutta and now lives and works in Bangalore as a poet, poetry-performer, theatre practitioner and performance artist. He is the joint winner of the TFA creative writing award, 2008, and the third place holder in the poetry slam at the Kalaghoda festival, 2008. He regularly performs in different parts of India.
Christopher Mulrooney has written poems in fourW, My Name Is Mud, Why
Vandalism? and The Collared Peccary.
Ranjani Murali received her MFA in poetry from George Mason University. Her poetry, nonfiction and translations have appeared in Pratilipi, Cricket Online Review, Kartika Review and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize in India, Ranjani lives and writes in Chicago.
Neil Murphy teaches in the English literature dept at in NTU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. His book, Irish Fiction and Postmodern Doubt, was published in March 2004.
Mark A. Murphy
Mark Murphy has had work published in Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), Poetry Scotland, The Warwick Review (UK), Istanbul Literature Review (Turkey), The Tampa Review (US)and The Stinging Fly (Ireland), among others.
Chris Murray is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the English Division at the Nanyang Technological University.
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Rohan Naidu is a rising junior at Yale-NUS College. After eighteen monsoons in India, the liberal arts lured Rohan away to Singapore where he studies Relativity along with Relativism.
Meera Nair is a fourth-year undergraduate at the National University of Singapore. She enjoys writing in her spare time.
Amjad Nasser was born in 1955 in al-Turra, Jordan. He has published nine collections of poetry and one travel book. Several different volumes of selected poetry have been published, including French and Italian translations. He is also and one of the founding editors of Banipal magazine. Nasser now lives in London.
Natasya Ismail is an undergraduate majoring in English Literature at Nanyang Technological University. She spends her days pouring over books over an unlimited supply of tea.
Subashini Navaratnam lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has published poetry in Poetika Malaysia, Aesthetix, and Sein und Werden. Her writings on books and non-fiction have appeared in The Star (Malaysia) and Sini Sana, among others.
Nazry Bahrawi is a British Chevening scholar reading Comparative Literature at the University of Edinburgh. His socio-cultural commentaries have appeared in Bangkok Post, Brunei Times and Today newspapers.
Imogen Neale has written in freelance capacity for magazines such as (the now defunct) Staple and Lucid, Pulp, Varsity, Lumiere and the Graduate Journal of Asia Pacific Studies. In 2005 she completed her Sociology MA thesis that looked at the Singaporean government’s use of culture and the arts as economic and developmental tools.
Sam Ng graduated from the University of Kent, Canterbury in 2003 with a master’s in English literature. From 2004 to 2008, he taught English literature in Chai Chee Secondary School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College.
Leonard Ng is an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore. In his free time he tries to change the world. Whether or not he succeeds isn't for him to say.
Faye Ng Yu Ci
Faye Ng Yu Ci is a medical student journeying through her undergraduate degree. Her poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, Bookends Review, and Anima methodi: the poetics of mirroring. She writes in an attempt to resist and remember.
Megan is currently flying around the world. She read English Studies in Durham University, UK.
Paul Ng is a literature lecturer at UniSIM in Singapore.
Ng Wei Chian
Ng Wei Chian is gradually being squeezed out of her room by the growing pile of dusty books and records waiting to be read and listened to.
Ng Xi Jie
Seeker of forest, circus, stars; lives in Upper Thomson.
Ng Shing Yi
Ng Shing Yi works at Mediacorp, having graduated from Brown University.
Ng Yi-Sheng (b. 1980) graduated in 2005 from Columbia University, majoring in Comparative Literature, Creative Writing and Coming Out. He is the author of Last Boy and a book of stories based on interviews with gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Singapore.
Joson is in his 20s, and is currently working as an engineer after graduating from NTU in 2006.
Gaston is a Hwa Chong prisoner secretly in love with Kundera and regret. Royksopp, twilight, Four Tet and vodka are his reasons for living.
Jean Hui Ng
Jean Hui Ng is from Singapore and currently lives in Oxfordshire, UK.
Joseph Ng Zhen Ye
Joseph Ng Zhen Ye is a writer from Malaysia. He is the author of Death and Other Things. His short story, 'Prose and Koans', was featured in Esquire Magazine Malaysia's March 2014 issue.
Ng Teng Kuan
Ng Teng Kuan studied Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at Princeton University. After graduating, he worked in the Princeton Chinese department and a campus ministry for two years. He is currently a student at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Jal Nicholl is a poet living in Melbourne, Australia. His work has
previously appeared in the journals Shampoo, Stylus, Famous Reporter and
Jeremy Noel-Tod is the revising editor of the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry. He teaches at the University of East Anglia, and is a frequent reviewer for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Literary Review and the Times Literary Supplement.
Noor Hasnah Adam
Noor Hasnah Adam’s new collection of cultural essays, Mis3 Rasa Budaya, contains themes ranging from nature, culture, history and Malay literature. She is the winner of several awards, including the Golden Point Award for her poetry and short story. She is working to publish her first novel and collections of short theatre scripts.
Nuraliah currently works as a researcher with an organisation that deals largely in social and religious issues. Outside of her occupation, she is interested in creative writing, particularly in the area of contemporary mythopoesis and social critique as constructed within the architectures of narratives.
Nurul Wahidah is a graduate of Psychology from Nanyang Technological University. She wants to be a traveller in this world.
Nurulhuda Arslan is an English Literature major at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is currently working on a graphic novel script for her final year project.
O Thiam Chin
O Thiam Chin is the author of five collections of short fiction, most recently Love, Or Something Like Love. O was a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award in 2012, and has been shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. His debut novel, Now That It's Over, won the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2015, as well as the Best Fiction title at the 2017 Singapore Book Awards. His second novel, Fox Fire Girl, was published in March 2017, and a new story collection, Signs of Life, is forthcoming.
Lincoln O'Neill lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He has been published in New Zealand and in the UK, the US, South Africa, India, Austria and Australia.
Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
Victor Fernando R. Ocampo is a Singapore-based Filipino author. His work has previously appeared in anthologies such as The Ayam Curtain, Fish Eats Lion and Lontar vol.2.
Stephen Oliver is the author of six collections of poetry, including a selected, Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000. Recently published: a poetry chapbook, Deadly Pollen (2003), and
Ballads, Satire & Salt – A Book of Diversions (2003); a new collection called Either Side The Horizon is due in 2005. Work has also been recently published in Alba, Comet, Fire, Kitchen Sink, Pemmican, Orbis and Samsara Quarterly, among others. Stephen is a transtasman poet and writer who lives in Sydney.
Eugene Ong is interested in city planning, architectural heritage and photography. He has co-authored a book on Singapore’s vanished public housing estates, and has taught in the School of the Arts and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Miguel Jaime Ongpin
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Clarissa Oon’s writings on culture have appeared in The Straits Times and s-pores.com. She is the author of a book on the history of Singapore’s English-language theatre.
Mark Ortega is a Singaporean writer.
Ouyang Yu, now based in Melbourne, Australia, is originally from China. To date, he has published 65 books, including some self-translated ones in English and Chinese, in the field of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, literary translation and literary criticism.
Ow Yeong Wai Kit
Ow Yeong Wai Kit has edited poetry anthologies such as From Walden to Woodlands (2015) and Love at the Gallery (2017). Currently a teacher and writer, he has an M.A. in English Literature from University College London.
Stephen Pain is an Anglo-American writer currently based in Paris. He has been published in several magazines both offline and online. Once upon a time he lived in Bukit Timah and has fond memories of Singapore. He is also the founder of a new methodology, biorhetorics.
Laksmi Pamuntjak has published two collections of poetry, Ellipsis and The Anagram, a collection of short stories based on paintings, The Diary of R.S.: Musings on Art, a treatise on violence and mythology entitled Perang, Langit dan Dua Perempuan (War, Heaven, and Two Women), among others. She lives in Jakarta.
Ruby Pan now leads a monastic life.
Alvin Pang is the author of two Straits Times Top Ten Books of the Year : Testing The Silence (1997), and City of Rain (2003). A first class honours graduate in Literature from the University of York, he is also an Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (2002). He is also co-editor of No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry and Love Gathers All: A Singapore-Filippino Love Poetry Anthology.
Meghna Pant is an Indian writer based in Dubai and New York. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in EGO Magazine, Opium Magazine, Every Day Fiction and DifferSense.
Yongsoo Park is a filmmaker and novelist from New York City. He wrote and directed the seminal Asian American indie feature film Free Country (1996) and is the author of the novels Boy Genius (2002) and Las Cucarachas (2004).
Stephen Derwent Partington
Stephen Derwent Partington teaches in Kenya.
Rajeev Patke has published essays and reviews on English writing from Singapore locally and overseas, including a selective bibliography of criticism on the topic for Singapore Studies II (1999). He teaches literature at the NUS.
Jessica Lee Patterson
Jessica Lee Patterson teaches history of art at the University of San Diego. Her research into the art and architecture of Thai Buddhist temples was the starting point of an enduring fascination with the cultural richness and complexity of 19th-century South-east Asia.
Some of Jared Pearce's poems have recently been or will soon be shared in Red River Review, Review Americana, Red Fez and Pirene's Fountain, and his debut collection is due from Aubade Press next year.
Pek Wen Jie
Pek Wen Jie is a 16-year-old boy studying at Raffles Institution. Fascinated with the written word, he alternates between computer games, slacking off school, and toying around with random plot ideas that come to him.
Y.S. Pek is a graduate student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Prior to this, she has studied art history in the US, Germany and the UK.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems, published by boxofchalk (2017).
Gemma Pereira wanted to be a writer at age 12 but forgot her ambition until recently. She now works as an English language and literature teacher.
Phan Ming Yen
Phan Ming Yen is the author of a collection of short fiction, That Night by the Beach and Other Stories for A Film Score (2012), and one of the four writers in the collaborative writing projects, The Adopted: Stories from Angkor (2015) and Lost Bodies: Poems Between Portugal and Home (2016). His writing has also appeared in Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume One (2013) and Kulit: Asian Literature for the Language Classroom (2013).
Francis is a dancer who has represented NUS in the 1st Asia-Pacific Competition, in which NUS beat China & the Philippines to emerge champion.
Anitha Devi Pillai
Anitha Devi Pillai (PhD) is an applied linguist and teacher educator at National Institute of Education in Singapore, where she teaches courses on writing pedagogy and writing. She has predominantly researched and published several research papers based on empirical data on writing and literacy practices, and contributed articles to local newspapers.
Mark Pirie is the Managing Editor for HeadworX, a small press publisher of poetry/fiction. His poems have been published in India, New Zealand, Australia, Croatia, the US and the UK. He is an editor of JAAM (New Zealand), the contributing New Zealand editor for papertiger, and the author of Gallery A Selection.
Wena Poon was born in Singapore in 1974. Her fiction was published in 2002 by Penguin in The Merlion and the Hibiscus: Contemporary Short Stories from Singapore and Malaysia. In 2007 MPH published a collection of her short fiction Lions In Winter, which was listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the Singapore Literature Prize.
Paul Lobo Portugés
Paul Lobo Portugés has taught creative writing at UCSB, UC Berkeley, USC, SBCC, and the University of Provence. His books include The Visionary Poetics of Allen Ginsberg, Saving Grace, Hands Across the Earth, The Flower Vendor, The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson, and Mao (forthcoming).
Originally from the UK, Edmund Price has lived in Hong Kong since 1996. His debut novel The Gilded Cage was published in 2014. His story 'Lennonism' won the Most Creative Prize in the 2014 Hong Kong Top Story competition. He has an MFA in Creative Writing.
Gilbert Wesley Purdy
Gilbert Wesley Purdy’s work in poetry, prose and translation has appeared in many journals, paper and electronic, including: Jacket (Australia); The Pedestal Magazine; Poetry International (San Diego State University); Grand Street; SLANT (University of Central Arkansas); and Eclectica. His Hyperlinked Online bibliography appears in the pages of the Catalyzer Journal.
Qamar Firdaus Saini
Qamar Firdaus Saini serves in the Public Service, and writes to remember the things he forgot. His works can be found in Moving Words 2011: A Poetry Anthology, and is forthcoming in ASINGBOL: An Archaeology of the Singapore Poetic Form, SIngPoWriMo 2016: The Anthology, and This Is Not A Safety Barrier: An Anthology of Poetry and Photography.
Qing Yang is a professional poker player who reads and writes in his spare time. He has an engineering degree lying somewhere in the house.
Mohammad A. Quayum
Mohammad Quayum is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature of the
International Islamic University Malaysia.
Quek Shin Yi
Quek Shin Yi is a Psychology undergraduate at the National University of Singapore who is currently being mentored by Dave Chua under the National Arts Council's Mentorship Access Programme. She was the third-prize winner for the Golden Point Award for short stories in 2007.
KarLuis read law at the National University of Singapore, where he received the Montrose Memorial Prize upon graduating in 2016. He writes poetry, translations, and short fiction from time to time.
Gabriel was born in thirty-one cycles of the sun ago and now lives in an undisclosed place in Asia.
Sheo S. Rai
Sheo S. Rai is a public relations consultant who holds an honours degree in political science from the National University of Singapore.
Arjun has previously published in various literary journals including Pyrta, Mascara Literary Review and Switched-on Gutenberg. He lives and works in Austin, Texas.
Ranjani Rao, scientist by training and writer by choice, is currently working on a memoir titled Starting Over: Marriage, Motherhood and Other Midlife Adventures, chronicling her family’s fresh start in Singapore.
Mani Rao is a poet based in Hong Kong. She has written six books of poetry: Wingspan, Catapult Season, Living Shadows, The Last Beach, Salt and Echolocation.
Steven Ratiner is a poet and educator whose work has appeared in numerous magazines including Parnassus, Agni Review, The California Quarterly and Poetry Australia. Author of three chapbooks of poetry and a full-length collection of poetry interviews, Giving Their Word, Steven also reviews poetry for The Washington Post.
Robert Raymer's short stories have appeared in The Literary Review, Thema, London Magazine, Staple, Paris Transcontinental, Northern Perspective and Best of Silverfish 2001-2005. He has been teaching a creative writing course in Malaysia at the university level since 1996 and was the editor for Silverfish New Writings 4 (2004). Lovers and Strangers, a collection of short stories set in Malaysia and Singapore, was published by Heinemann Asia (1993) and Lovers and Strangers Revisited by Silverfish (2006).
Devika Rege was born in India and currently resides in Mumbai
G.J. Reynolds lives in the United States and teaches at Ferris State University. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Fulbrighter in Tunisia, where the novel he is working on is set.
Ron Riddell is a New Zealand poet and festival director of the Wellington International Poetry Festival.
Camille Rivera is an MA Creative Writing student at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She was fellow for poetry at the 53rd Silliman University National Writers' Workshop and 15th IYAS National Writers' Workshop.
Anthony Robbins' collections of poems are The Very Thought of You (University of Georgia Press, 1999) and On the Tropic of Time (Eastern Washington Press/ Lynx House, 1995). A former Fulbright Scholar to the Bahamas and an NEA grantee, he works as a free-lance editor in North Carolina, USA.
John Rothfork's criticism has also appeared in the Canadian journal, Mosaic; a French anthology on Ishiguro’s work; and the journal Commentary, published by the National University of Singapore; among others. He has also had the pleasure of teaching for the University of Maryland in Kuala Lumpur.
Daniel de Roulet
Daniel de Roulet was born in 1944 in Geneva. Writing in both French and German, he represents two major neighbouring Swiss cultures. His recent novels are published in Paris and carry the motifs of running and the colour blue: The Blue Line, The Blue Century and Grey-Blue. He has also published an autobiography Double, in 1998. Daniel de Roulet lives in Frasne, France.
Souradeep is a student of English literature at the Scottish Church College, Kolkata. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Static Poetry III (USA), Celebrating India (India), Spectral Lines (Romania), Magnapoets (Canada), Blackmail Press (New Zealand), Wordland (UK), among others.
Patrick Sagaram is a teacher. He lives and works in Singapore.
Arunabh Saikia is an engineering student in India.
Allen Samsuya's work has appeared in the Philippines Free Press, Sunstar Davao and the Best of Dagmay anthology. He has been a fellow for poetry in the 2009 Davao Writers Workshop, the 18th Iligan National Writers Workshop, and the 50th Silliman University National Writers Workshop.
Sabah Sanhouri is a fiction writer and a freelance journalist from Sudan. Her story 'The Isolation' won the El-Tayeb Saleh competition for Youth Short Story Writers and has been made into a short film.
Dominique C. Santos
Dominique C. Santos is currently taking her graduate studies in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Maggie studies anthropology at Yale-NUS College, and this is her first publication.
Leonard Schwartz is the author of several collections of poetry, including Words Before The Articulate: New and Selected Poems (Talisman House). He is also the author of A Flicker at The Edge Of Things: Essays on Poetics (Spuyten Duvyil) and co-editor of two anthologies: Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry and An Anthology of New (American) Poetry, both from Talisman House. In recent years he has read from his work at universities, conferences, and festivals in Portugal, Turkey, Russia, France, China, and Peru, as well as in the United States. He lives on the Pacific Northwest.
Jess C. Scott
Jess C. Scott is an author/artist/non-conformist whose work has appeared in Word Riot, Maine Coast Journal and The Online Citizen. Her novel Playmates was described by San Francisco Book Review as "a psychological thriller at its best." In 2012, Jess participated in two events discussing sexuality in literature at The Arts House and the Singapore Writers Festival.
Anne Seah is currently a Master’s student in English Literature at the National University of Singapore.
Diana Seah Kanglin
Diana is a Christian and affirms the five solas of the Reformation. She has an LL.B and a B.A in English Literature and Communications and works in Singapore.
See Wern Hao
See Wern Hao is pursuing Law and Liberal Arts at the National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College. His works have been featured in journals and anthologies such as Softblow, Apercus Quarterly, Words: Lost and Found and Rollercoasters & Bedsheets.
Leonard Seet is the author of the novel Meditation on Space-Time. He also writes for Blogging Authors and the Yahoo! Contributor Network.
Oscar T. Serquina, Jr.
Oscar T. Serquina, Jr. is a senior student in the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where he is taking up his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication. His works have been published in The Philippine Daily Inquirer and the university’s Literary Folio.
Leon Shann lives in Australia.
Shazanah Hassan is eighteen.
John Sheng has been living in Sydney for over 20 years. His short-story collection, chengshi zhi lian (Love in the City), was recently published by Otherland
Barrie Sherwood is assistant professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing in the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University. His publications include The Pillow Book of Lady Kasa (DC Books, Montreal) and Escape from Amsterdam (Granta, London; St Martin’s Press, New York). His first collection of short fiction will be published by Epigram Books in 2019.
Daren Shiau is a fiction writer, poet and editor. He was the National Arts Council’s Young Artist of the Year in 2002, and has been described by The Arts Magazine as "among the most exciting" of the post-independence generation of Singapore writers. His works include a novel (Heartland (1999)), a poetry collection (Peninsular: Archipelagos and Other Islands (2000)), and a microfiction collection (Velouria (2007)).
Trish Shishikura is currently pursuing her Communication degree in Miriam College. She has been a fellow in poetry for the 52nd Silliman University National Writers Workshop, and her work has appeared in the Philippines Free Press, Philippine Graphic Magazine and Softblow.
Sameera has a Master's Degree in English Literature. She likes gardening, reading, and hot chocolate.
Kevin Simmonds is a writer and musician from New Orleans presently on a Fulbright in Singapore.
His writing has appeared in various places, including Massachusetts Review, Poetry, and FIELD, and
his music has been performed in the US, Japan, and the Caribbean.
Chris Mooney Singh
Chris Mooney Singh, b. Canberra, 1956, is an poet, writer, editor, Eastern musical heritage revivalist and now Singaporean PR. He has published 3 joint collections and an individual collection of poetry The House of Winter. He edited the Penguin Book of Christmas Poems in 1992. Fish Factory a libretto for contemporary opera was performed at the Adelaide Festival Theatre in 1996. He has also produced two CDs, one of which Indian City is a poetry/music fusion recorded in India and released in Singapore in 1997.
Adeline is a copywriter who is slightly obsessed with cats, putting things in order and the word 'and'. She writes to escape boredom and insomnia.
Madeleine Marie Slavick
Madeleine Marie Slavick's books include Round - Poems and Photographs of Asia (1998) and two non-fiction books on China. Her postcardbook COLORing words (with poems translated into Chinese by Zheng Danyi) grew into an exhibition with over 200 artists and writers of all ages in 2002 and then into the e-book colo(u)r.
Her poetry appears in various journals, chapbooks and exhibitions and in three Hong Kong-published anthologies: City Voices - Hong Kong Writing in English, OutLoud - An Anthology of Poetry from OutLoud Readings and Racial Minorities in Hong Kong.
Matt Smith lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, with a wife and five dogs. Matt is also an accomplished juggler.
Helaine L. Smith
Helaine L. Smith is an English teacher with a long-time interest in classics and poetry. She has written journal articles on those subjects, and is the author of Masterpieces of Classic Greek Drama, Homer and the Homeric Hymns, and Teaching Particulars: Literary Conversations in Grades 6-12.
Ian C. Smith
Ian C Smith’s work has appeared in Australian Book Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Poetry Salzburg Review and Two-Thirds North. His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy. He lives in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia.
Ronny Someck has published eight volumes of poetry, the latest titled Revolution Drummer. His works have been translated into 31 languages including Arabic, French, Catalan, Albanian, Italian and English (The Fire Stays In Red).
Mira Song completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne. Her poems have been featured at the International Poetry Festival in Prague and Israeli literary magazine Iton 77.
Neha Sood recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in International Relations. She moved back to Singapore from LA in May and is currently a Marketing Executive with Universitas 21 Global. She loves poetry and enjoys both reading (mostly Neruda) and writing in her spare time.
Michael J. Sottak
Michael J. Sottak is a nomad mariner who visits Florida to see his daughters. He lives out of a sea bag. His laptop is his office. His poetry has been published in print and online.
A Seattle resident, James Stark has had work published in various literary ezines, such as Southern Ocean Review, SNReview, Wordriot, Istanbul Literary Magazine, and Lochraven review.
Melvin Sterne coordinates the First-Year English Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen campus). He has published two novels, Zara and The Shoeshine Boy, and one collection of short stories, The Number You Have Reached.
Ray Succre is 29 and currently lives in Coos Bay, Oregon, USA. He is recently married, has just become a father, and loves the south coast. Ray has published in numerous publications in England, Scotland, Canada, Finland, and throughout the United States, as well as in many online magazines.
Tim Suermondt is the author of two full-length collections, Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance (2007) and Just Beautiful (2010). He has published poems in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner and Stand Magazine and has poems forthcoming in Gargoyle and Cha among others.
After many years in Queens and Brooklyn, he has moved to Cambridge with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.
Bryan Swan lives in Iowa City.
Erik Ta was raised in Tustin, California, and attended the University of Southern California. He is an artist with Buffaloes Collaborative.
Christian Tablazon, 24, finished his BA in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is currently teaching English at the University of the Philippines Los Baños while working on his first full-length film.
Brylle B. Tabora
Brylle Tabora, a biology major from the University of Santo Tomas-Manila in the Philippines, is the managing editor of the Varsitarian, the official student publication of UST. His literary pieces have seen print in the Philippines Graphic among others.
Michelle is a recent Theatre Arts and French Studies graduate from Brown University, and is finally home for good.
Kevin Tan Kwan Wei
Kevin currently contributes articles to Your Commonwealth, a youth blog supported by The Commonwealth Youth Programme. He has served as a volunteer judge for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, and is one of the inaugural participants of the Young Critics Mentorship Programme.
Rebecca Tan Hui Shan
Rebecca Tan Hui Shan is an aspiring journalist currently studying English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in The Straits Times, The Daily Pennsylvanian and The Pennsylvania Gazette. She hopes one day to write something of meaning for the communities she cares about.
Jessica is a Singapore-based writer who contributes regularly to several local and international publications. She is the Contributing Editor for Forbes Asia in Singapore. Jessica is also working on her first novel. She holds a history honours degree from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Tan Wei Ning
When not stuck in the Now Here as an almost-dropout, Wei Ning can be found in Nowhere having tea with fairies.
Kaiyi Tan is a copywriter at a local communications agency. When he's not writing ads, emails and other marketing stuff, he wanders around, sits silently at some quiet place in hopes that he will encounter and write of something beautiful. His short play On Love was staged at Short and Sweet Singapore 2007.
A fan of Jeanette Winterson, Amy Tan explores new ways of writing and builds puzzles during her spare time.
Adrianna Tan is a poet by night, and student when it occurs to her. In the pursuit of that One Certificate she relies on running, music (heavy metal mostly, jazz, and most forms of rock), the study of the Korean language, rugby and poetry to keep her sane. She guards her gourmet coffee jealously, for there is nothing better than a caffeine fix.
Jean Tan is a Lit Masters student who is really only good for pursuits that make no money, such as painting doll faces, drawing dodgy pin-ups, and penning acerbic football punditry.
Elizabeth Francine Tan Ming Jing
Elizabeth was one of the commended winners for the Foyle Young Poets Award in 2006 and 2007. She currently works as an emergency doctor and subsists on adrenaline, breathing and coffee. After all these years, she is still trying to make the world a better place.
Corrie Tan graduated from Brown University with a degree in Literary Arts and currently works as an arts journalist in Singapore. She collects stories, travel visas, and ticket stubs.
Sandra Faith Tan
Sandra Tan is a student who will be entering university shortly. She believes her writing is, as C. S. Lewis said of his own, merely an act of "taking dictation". Solitude and the natural world are among her inspirations.
Paul Tan Kim Liang has published three volumes of verse. Curious Roads (1994) and Driving into Rain (1998) won prizes at the Singapore Literature Prize competitions.
His most recent collection is First Meeting of Hands (2006). Apart from poetry, he has written journalistic articles, short plays, short stories and the lyrics to one National Day Song. He currently works at the National Arts Council and is the Festival Director of the Singapore Writers Festival.
Betsy Esther Tan
Betsy Esther Tan lives and works in Singapore. She loves Literature.
Inez Tan is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at the University of Irvine, California. Her writing has appeared in the anthology A Luxury We Must Afford, Singapore Poetry, and Rattle. She also holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan.
Jolene Tan is the author of A Certain Exposure.
Tan Hwee Hwee
Tan Hwee Hwee (also known as Hwee Hwee Tan), had her first book, Foreign Bodies, published by Michael Joseph (a Penguin imprint) in 1997. Her second novel, Mammon Inc., a cutting satire of our times, was released in July 2001. She has won numerous awards, including a New York Times Fellowship for Fiction for her MFA in Creative Writing at New York University.
Lester graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 2013 with a degree in English Literature. He is a full-time bibliophile.
Tan Wee Cheng
Wee Cheng lives and works in the financial sector. He enjoys travel and has just returned from his 110th country, North Korea.
Tan Kok Meng
Tan Kok Meng is an architect and freelance writer / editor practising in Shanghai.
Jonathan Tan Ghee Tiong
Jonathan works in the field of international relations, and loves the power to create words and understanding.
Hazel Tan is currently an undergraduate reading English Literature at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. An introvert blessed with an overwhelming capacity to feel, she relies on her intuition more than anything else.
Tansey is currently an undergrad in the best course on earth. She is in love with the sounds, ideas, and violetness of literature, and attempts to be unafraid to say this love.
Amos was born in Shanghai in 1980 and currently studies Materials Engineering in Nanyang Technological University. An afficionado of contemporary pop music who has a large collection of CDs and is insatiable in terms of music, he has been following artists like Amon Tobin, Jimi Tenor, Bjork and Cocteau Twins for years now. He has submitted reviews for amazon.com for the past two years.
Ruth Tang writes poetry and plays, and has won some minor prizes over the years for the former half of those endeavours. Her other preoccupations include bargain basement books, non-musical theatre, and an awful sense of foreboding about the future.
Verena Tay has acted, directed and written for local English-language theatre in Singapore.
Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light is her first collection of short stories. During 2012, she also compiled and edited two other short story anthologies: Balik Kampung and A Monsoon Feast.
Eddie Tay is the author of the poetry collections Remnants and A Lover's Soliloquy. He teaches literature in a university in Hong Kong.
Malcolm Tay is a former New York Times Fellow at the American Dance Festival’s Institute for Dance Criticism.
Janet Tay Hui Ching
Janet Tay is a Kuala Lumpur-based freelance writer and editor. Her stories have appeared in a number of anthologies including New Writing Dundee 4, Readings from Readings, Malaysian Tales: Retold and Remixed and Short Story America Anthology Vol. 1.
Thomas Lowe Taylor
Thomas Lowe Taylor lives in southwestern Washington State on the Long Beach Peninsula and copublishes Xtant Magazine with Jim
Leftwich. His latest books are A Mandala for her of the earth's whole place
and name and The One, the Same, and the Other. He has work online in Word for
Word, eratio, samsara, Xpressd, MPRSND, tin lustre mobile, 5 trope and
Teng Qian Xi
Teng Qian Xi will soon be finishing her final year at Columbia University, where she majors in comparative literature. She has been a Simon Elvin Young Poet of the Year Awards winner in 2000 and in 2001. At present she is freelancing as a writer, publicist and translator. Her first collection will be published later this year.
Sharlene Teo is a student in Anglo-Chinese Junior College. Her current favourite poets are Anne Michaels and Carol Ann Duffy.
Melody Teo is probably at the cinema. She was weaned on Singaporean hawker food.
Terry Teo is currently serving the government as a dental officer. He hopes that he will never forget how to write.
Teo Xiao Ting
Xiao Ting works primarily with words and photography. She is interested in the processes of psychology, especially psychotherapy.
Royston Tester is a short fiction writer and freelance editor. He has served as jury member for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize, as reader for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, and as faculty in Humber College’s Creative Writing Program (Toronto). Currently, he is enrolled in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. ‘A Beijing Minute’ was written during a series of writing residencies at the Red Gate Gallery (Beijing) between 2007-2011. His second collection of short fiction, Fatty Goes To China (Tightrope Books), will be published in Spring 2012.
Tham Yoke Peng
Tham Yoke Peng is a Singaporean living in London.
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Bryan Thao Worra
Laotian American poet Bryan Thao Worra has worked extensively in areas of Southeast Asian refugee resettlement and the arts. A freelance literary arts reporter for Asian American Press, he currently lives in Saint Paul.
David Thian Wen Hao
David Thian (b. 1984) is an undergraduate at Duke University. He is a double-major in Economics and English, and is obviously torn between pragmatism and having to live in a cardboard box by the side of a road. In his spare time, he sings with an a cappella group.
Tom Thompson lives on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. He is not permitted by his attorneys to discuss the inspiration for his completely fictional story, and, therefore, he will not do so.
Thow Xin Wei
According to most taxi drivers, Xin Wei is now a teacher.
Jeremy Tiang trained as an actor at Drama Centre London after reading English at Oxford. He won the Golden Point Award in 2009 for his short
story 'Trondheim', and is currently working on a novel about the Emergency with the aid of an NAC grant. His work for the stage includes A Dream of Red Pavilions (adapted from Hong Lou Meng) and Polyglottalstop.
Ting Wei Tai
Ting Wei Tai graduated from Raffles Institution and will begin his undergraduate studies at Yale University in 2015. His poetry has previously been featured in the Eunoia Review and Eastlit.
Tjoa Shze Hui
Tjoa Shze Hui is a Singaporean reading History and English at Oxford, who writes to find her way home. Her fiction and travel writing have appeared in various publications including Ceriph, Encounters, and Afterglobe Magazine.
Toh Hsien Min
Hsien Min is the founding editor of QLRS, and the author of Iambus (1994), The Enclosure of Love (2001) and Means to an End (2008). His work has also been published in the likes of Atlanta Review, London Magazine, the London Review of Books and Oxford Poets 2013. Hsien Min is a former President of the Oxford University Poetry Society, where he ran his first journal.
Samantha Toh has been published in a variety of online journals. Her plays have been performed at Stanford University’s Original Winter One Acts Festival and at the Poetic Theatre Festival in New York City. She enjoys cycling hands-free in empty suburbs and eating pies barefoot in the grass.
Amos currently lives and writes in Singapore. He is moving to New York for a year (or more) in August 2011.
Born and raised in Singapore, Norashiqin Toh is currently a foreign policy researcher in Washington, D.C.
Joel M. Toledo
Joel M. Toledo has so far authored three books of poetry (Chiaroscuro, The Long Lost Startle, and Ruins and Reconstructions) and edited Under The Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry. He was a previous winner of the Bridport Prize in Dorset, UK, a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Creative Arts Residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy, and was the Philippine representative for the 2011 International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa, USA.
Kristina Tom is a former book critic and reporter for The Straits Times, and is currently a lecturer at Nanyang Technological University. While she has spent the bulk of her professional career reviewing writing and teaching writing, she should really spend more time writing writing.
Toong Ling Jun
Toong Ling Jun lives and writes in Singapore. In 2010, she received the judges' commendation in the Australia-wide Whitmore Press Poetry Competition.
Denver Ejem Torres
Denver Ejem Torres writes both in his mother tongue, Visayan, and English. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Asia Writes Project, Red River Review (USA), Bisaya Magasin and Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry.
An Italian teacher of English writing poems exclusively in English since 1993, Davide hasbeen published in around one hundred literary magazines since 1999, in the UK, the USA and elsewhere. He lives in Venice, Italy.
Stefani Tran is a Creative Writing junior at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, currently on exchange at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. When she grows up, she wants to be a heroine in a Wes Anderson film.
Australian poet John Tranter has published nearly twenty books, including The Floor of Heaven, At The Florida, Late Night Radio, Ultra and Heart Print, as well as a book of computer-assisted short stories, Different Hands. He co-edited the Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry (1991), published in Britain and the US as the Bloodaxe Book of Modern Australian Poetry. He is also the editor of the pace-setting Internet literary magazine Jacket.
Susan Tsang works as a journalist.
Tse Hao Guang
Tse Hao Guang is the author of hyperlinkage (2013) and Deeds of Light (2015) (both Math Paper Press). He serves as the critical essays editor of poetry.sg, a home for Singapore poetry.
Tsjeng Zhi Ying
Tsjeng Zhiying was born in 1988. She lives in Singapore, but studies in England. She has been published in Blindspot, and her poetry has been performed in Singapore.
Barnard Turner is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore, where he has taught since 1989. He writes mostly on contemporary literature, theatre and film, and travels as and when he can.
Jamie Uy is a Filipino-Chinese Singaporean literature student at New York University Abu Dhabi. She is the Co-Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Parallel Ink, a Commended Foyle Young Poet, and a former speaker at Singapore's All In! Young Writers Festival.
Josh Uyheng is currently a senior pursuing undergraduate studies in psychology and mathematics at the Ateneo de Manila University. He was selected as a fellow for poetry in the 13th Ateneo National Writers Workshop in 2015 and the 21st Ateneo Heights Writers Workshop in 2016. His work has previously been published in Kritika Kultura, Plural and transit, among others. He hails from Cebu City.
Sooey Valencia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Santo Tomas, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing. She has won Ustetika Literary Awards for her creative non-fiction and poetry in 2010 and 2011, and she is also a fellow of the 51st Silliman University National Writers Workshop in Dumaguete.
Vyxz Vasquez teaches English at the University of the Philippines.
Peter Vaudry-Brown lives and teaches in Mississippi. Recently, he was a Fulbright Lecturer for one year in Asuncion, Paraguay, where he tranlated Roberto Drummond's collection of stories: The Death of DJ in Paris. He is currently finishing work on a translation of one of Drummond's novels, Hilda Furacão. He has previously published in Third Coast, Segue, the Mississippi Review, and the Georgetown Review.
Ana Vidosavljevic is a Serbian writer living in Indonesia. She has works published or forthcoming in Literary Yard, The Caterpillar, The Curlew and Indiana Voice Journal.
Jerry Vilhotti writes short-short stories, storellas, literary précis and tonepoems.
Lyde Sison Villanueva
Lyde Sison Villanueva is an MFA student at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. He was a fellow for poetry in the IWP Alumni Writers Workshop and the Silliman University National Writers Workshop.
Esther Vincent Xueming
Esther Vincent Xueming is co-editor of Little Things, a poetry anthology (Ethos Books) and a reader for Frontier Poetry. Her poems may be found in Ghost City Review, Split Rock Review, Eastlit and more.
Pierre Vinclair has published over 15 books in French, including poetry, novels, essays and translations. He currently lives in Singapore, and is a writer-in-residence at Sing Lit Station. He started to write in English in 2017 and has a poem published in the SPWM2018 anthology.
Silvestar Vrljić is a Croatian poet, publisher and coordinator.
Tom Wade is a retired state government employee. He has been an ombudsman volunteer (advocate for residents) for long-term care facilities for over four years. His essays have been published in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Communion and Jenny.
Tamara S. Wagner
Tamara S. Wagner completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2002 and is currently assistant professor of English Literature at the School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) at NTU in Singapore. Her recent publications include Longing: Narratives of Nostalgia in the British Novel, 1740-1890 (2004) and Occidentalism in Novels of Malaysia and Singapore, 1819-2004: Colonial and Postcolonial Financial Straits (2005).
Wahid Al Mamun
Wahid Al Mamun is a Singaporean writer of Bangladeshi origin. His previous works have been published in the 2014, 2015 and 2017 editions of SingPoWriMo: The Anthology, as well as in the murmur house.
Currently studying at Cambridge, Wang is a very unproductive writer as writing to him is a pain in the derrière. But since he derives pleasure nonetheless from the activity, he is quite possibly the masochist. His works may be spotted in Lianhe Zaobao once in a purple moon.
Natalie Wang writes about cats, ghosts, and womanhood, and maintains that they are all the same thing. She has just released her debut collection of poetry, The Woman Who Turned into a Vending Machine (Math Paper Press), and is currently working on another collection of poems for monstrous women.
Malaysian-born Irian Way spent some of his best years studying in Singapore, an experience that secretly sharpened the national inferiority complex no-one talks about. He is currently soothing his ego while reading undergraduate law.
Jason Wee is currently completing a two-year Masters programme in Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design (New York), specialising in photography and related technologies on a Shell-NAC Scholarship.
Samuel Caleb Wee
Samuel Caleb Wee is a Masters student at NTU and the co-editor of the experimental fiction anthology, this is how you walk on the moon. Until recent intensive therapy, he was afraid of Americans; he is now afraid of therapists.
Bert Wee is an urban planner. He graduated in English Literature, and, on a short break from work, decided to start writing.
Manfred Weidhorn is Emeritus Professor of English at Yeshiva University in New York City. He is the author of over a hundred essays and 13 books, including the well-received The Person of the Millennium: The Unique Impact of Galileo on World History (2005).
Kane Wheatley-Holder is a writer living in Singapore. He pens television scripts by day and his own stories by night. He enjoys reading, drinking tea and rap music.
Angus Whitehead is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Techological University. He has published a number of papers, reviews and interviews related to literature in Singapore, and is currently editing collections of short stories by Arthur Yap and local trade unionist and journalist, Gregory Nalpon (1938-1978), the latter to be published in the summer of 2013. He is coeditor of a collection of essays, Re-envisioning Blake (2012).
With his fetish for chunky specs and trucker caps, Ramesh William is a former football journalist whose work once earned him a nomination for a national award. He presently works as a copywriter.
Ernest Williamson III
Ernest Williamson III is a 32-year-old polymath who has published poetry and visual art in over 180 online and print journals. He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis. Ernest is an Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University, an English Professor at Essex County College, and a Ph.D. Candidate at Seton Hall University in the field of Higher Education.
Benjamin Wolfe lives in London and is English, but grew up as an expatriate overseas, spending a peripatetic childhood hopping among a number of different humid, tropical countries. He currently works freelance for very little money and no attention, but one day wishes to be renowned the world over.
May Ee Wong
May Ee Wong is a graduate student enrolled in the Masters in Literary Studies (Research) programme at the National University of Singapore. Her interests lie in subjects pertaining to English literature, film, critical theory, cultural theory, media, technology and the city.
Zioedy is a fresh grad from Nanyang Technological University with a love for storytelling. She also likes binge-watching sci-fi films, cracking the spines of paperbacks, and collecting lint balls on old clothes.
Nicholas Wong Yoke Hin
Nicholas was the recipient of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award (2006)
and the Singapore Young Dramatists Award (2005). He was also Head of Hwa
Wong Wen Pu
Wong Wen Pu conducts research on the writing of Virginia Woolf, T.S Eliot, and W. H. Auden in his day job. When not working, he writes short stories about lighthouses.
Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of Unmarked Treasure (Firstfruits 2004), Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light (Firstfruits 2007) and a collection of short-stories, Let Me Tell You Something About That Night (Transit Lounge 2009).
Wong Su Ann
Wong Su Ann is a final year student at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. She is the author of Equatorial Sunshine, a book on life, love and loss in our twenties.
Jennifer Wong's poems have appeared in journals including Warwick Review, Orbis, TATE ETC, Aesthetica, New Writer, Cha, Iota Poetry and Mascara. Her first poetry collection, Summer Cicadas, was published by Chameleon Press. Originally from Hong Kong, she graduated from Oxford with an English degree and took an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She now lives in London.
Wong Yunjie discovered a love for conceptual brilliance and lilt in writing as a student at the National University of Singapore and its University Scholars Programme. He majored in Political Science.
Genevieve is valiantly holding onto her childhood dream of publishing more than just school newsletters, reports, academic papers, lesson plans, report book comments, model compositions for her Primary Six pupils and exam papers. She holds a Masters in Education (Curriculum and Teaching) and is equally comfortable with talking to kids more than half her age as she is with conversing with elderly folk more than twice her age.
David Wong Hsien Ming
David Wong Hsien Ming was born in Singapore and is currently pursuing honours in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He has previously studied under poets Yerra Sugarman and A. Frances Johnson. His poetry has appeared in Ceriph and Eye to the Telescope, and also earned an Honourable Mention in Singapore's Golden Point Award 2011.
Jena Woodhouse had a poem shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize. She is currently in France, working on a third collection of poems.
Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before the City, Kirby's first book of poetry, took First Place at the 2004 San Diego Book Awards. Punahou Blues, his coming of age novel set in Honolulu, will be
released by Lemon Shark Press in Summer 2005.
Kulpreet Yadav is an Indian novelist and a short fiction writer based at New Delhi, India. His work has been featured in literary magazines in India and elsewhere. He is curious about people and places, mostly when their interdependence is challenged by time.
Jerrold Yam (b. 1991) is a lawyer and poet. He is the author of three poetry collections, Intruder (Ethos Books, 2014), Scattered Vertebrae (Math Paper Press, 2013) and Chasing Curtained Suns (Math Paper Press, 2012). He has received poetry awards from the British Council, National University of Singapore and Poetry Book Society, and has been featured at the London Book Fair (2013), Ledbury Poetry Festival (2014) and the Singapore Writers Festival (2013 – 2015).
Daryl Qilin Yam
Daryl Qilin Yam is a writer of prose and poetry, and a graduate of the University of Warwick's Warwick Writing Programme. He is one of the series editors of the 'SingPoWriMo' anthology series by Math Paper Press. His first novel, Kappa Quartet, will be published by Epigram Books in late 2016.
Timothy Yang won the Golden Point Award in 2005. He is currently studying Creative Writing (besides Medicine) in The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Angeline Yap, wife, lawyer, writer, mother of three, started writing during her Convent schooldays and has had her poems translated into Mandarin and Tamil, as well as set to music and sung by choirs in Singapore and internationally. She has contributed poems to various anthologies since the 1970s, including, more recently, More Than Half The Sky, Memories & Desires, No Other City and Love Gathers All.
Arthur Yap (1943-2006) is widely acknowledged as one of Singapore's top poets.
His first collection of poems, Only Lines, was published in 1971, for which he
received the National Book Development Council of Singapore's first award
for poetry. His subsequent collections of verse included man
snake apple and other poems and commonplace. In 1983, he was awarded the prestigious
Southeast Asia Write Award in Bangkok and the Cultural Medallion for
Literature in Singapore. He was also a prolific painter. His selected, the space of city trees: selected poems, was released by Skoob Books in 2000.
Stephanie Ye is the author of The Billion Shop (2012) and the editor of From the Belly of the Cat (2013), both published by Math Paper Press. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Singapore and abroad,
including the Southeast Asian Review of English and Mascara Literary Review. She is pursuing a Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia on a National Arts Council scholarship, and is also the recipient of a UEA Creative Writing International Scholarship. An honorary fellow in writing of the University of Iowa via the International Writing Program (2012), she is a recovering journalist.
Gerard Yee teaches General Paper and attempts to do some serious reading between his marking.
Yeo Wei Wei
Yeo Wei Wei is an independent researcher and writer. She read English at University of York where she graduated with First Class Honours, and in 2000 she completed her PhD at University of Cambridge. Her short story collection These Foolish Things will be published in October 2015.
Yeo Yen Ping
Yeo Yen Ping is a public librarian.
Robert is a playwright, whose works include Are You There, Singapore? (1974), One Year Back Home (1980) and The Adventures of Holden Heng (1986). He has also published poetry, with his selected, Leaving Home, Mother, appearing in 1999.
A former journalist, Mark has published work as diverse as features on Newater to short stories about unemployed hawks. He currently resides in Singapore after spending most of his life in Sydney.
Yeow Kai Chai
A Master of Arts graduate in English Literature from the National University of Singapore, Yeow Kai Chai is Assistant to Editor and music reviewer in Life!, The Straits Times. He won first prize in poetry for two years at the NUS Literary Society Competition. His debut book, Secret Manta, was published in 2001 and was adapted from a collection shortlisted for the 1995 Singapore Literature Prize. He is currently an editor of QLRS.
Andrea Yew is one of the participants in the Young Critics Mentorship Programme 2016.
Yong Mang Kang
Yong Mang Kang is a Singaporean living in the USA.
Debbie Yong, 21, is a born-and-bred Singaporean who is now an English Literature major at the University of Pennsylvania in the States. She is an aspiring writer, a budding photographer and a poor victim of the travel bug.
Yong Shu Hoong
Yong Shu Hoong is the author of five poetry collections, including Frottage (2005) and The Viewing Party (2013), which both won the Singapore Literature Prize. His poems and short stories have also been published in literary venues such as the Asia Literary Review, Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton, 2008) and Balik Kampung. He lives in Singapore, where he works as a freelance writer and teaches part-time.
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Vincen Gregory Yu
Vincen Gregory Yu obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital under the prestigious Intarmed program. He is a contributing theater reviewer for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Changming Yuan grew up in central rural China, authored three books before moving to Canada, holds a PhD in English, and currently teaches
writing in Vancouver. Yuan's poems have appeared or will be appearing in Exquisite Corpse, Istanbul Literary Review, Literary
Review of Canada, London Magazine, Salzburg Review, Southern Ocean
Review, Orbis and more than 150 other
literary journals. His first collection Chansons of a Chinaman is forthcoming from Leaf Garden Press in September 2009.
Grey Yuen Yew Kuen
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Yuen Sin is currently reading English and Related Literature at the University of York. She likes plays, travelling and sporadic encounters with strangers.
Born in Karachi, Zia has lived in Montreal, Boston, London, San Francisco and Singapore. Zia holds a Bachelor's and Master's of Science from MIT and an MBA from Stanford. In his business career, he has worked as an engineer, a management consultant, a mergers and acquisitions specialist and a venture capitalist. Zia is the author of the travel book Losing Oneself in Remote Asia. His work has also appeared in Chance, Rivative, Undershorts, Cherrybleeds, Novelists Abroad, Hackwriters and other litzines.
Therry Zee is the pen name of one of Singapore's shyest and most prolific limners
Michael Zeller is the author of Follen's Heritage: A German (Hi)Story (1986), The Man Who Comes Again (1990), Café Europa (1994), and Kropp: A Revenge (1996), as well as many short stories, essays, and poems. He has been writer-in-residence at New York University and artist-in-residence at the University of Erfurt/Thuringia.
Bianca Zen writes for Ad Planet Group and ISH Magazine. She has recently won an award by SPH for the best advertising campaign for April 2005.
Jieqiang is currently an MA candidate with the Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He divides his time between living in Singapore and in his head.
An educator and former QLRS essays editor, Ruihe is currently pursuing an MFA in Nonfiction at the University of Pittsburgh on an NAC scholarship. She is also the recipient of the 2013 Golden Point Award for English poetry, and co-editor of In Transit: An Anthology from Singapore on Airports and Air Travel.
Zhu Yuan Laura
Zhu Yuan Laura is an undergraduate pursuing sociology and creative writing at the Nanyang Technological University. Outside of her studies, she is a photography enthusiast and occasionally decent pun-maker.
Zhuang Yisa lives in Singapore. His poetry has been published or forthcoming in Yuan Yang (Hong Kong), ditch (Canada), The Salt River Review, Eight Octaves, Houston Literary Review, Red River Review, and SubtleTea, amongst others. He also reviews for The Substation Magazine, an online arts journal based in Singapore.