SINGPOWRIMO 2017: THE ANTHOLOGY
EDS. STEPHANIE CHAN, RUTH TANG, DARYL QILIN YAM
SINGAPORE: MATH PAPER PRESS, 2017
Math Paper Press, an imprint of BooksActually, is a small press publisher of poetry, new wave novellas, full-length novels, and essays. Its eclectic range of literary and visual works also includes photography collections, memoirs and young adult fiction. Math Paper Press also distributes books by selected small presses.
The 2017 anthology of SingPoWriMo seeks to be a little different. With nearly 6, 000 thousand members on Facebook and several hundred active participants, editors Stephanie Dogfoot, Ruth Tang and Daryl Qilin Yam have whittled all the submissions they have received down to a selection of 100 poems, written by a list of 68 poets both emerging and established, prolific and never-published-before.
Encounter the likes of flying comets, rude Singaporean uncles, HDB Rapunzels and odes to forgotten spaces in these pages, written in a dizzying array of forms including the ever popular twin cinema, the challenging udaiyaathathu, and the very recently discovered anima methodi. What can we say?