11 X 9: Collaborative Poetry From the Philippines and Singapore
Eleven writers from the Philippines and nine from Singapore were connected via Google Docs and a pining for “the composition of alternatives, other realms and planes, a space upon which another kind of lived experience could be had.” Seven pairs and two threesomes wrote back and forth toward what could be called “cross-cultural literature if not a mess. ” The result: this volume. An encounter with annotated small talk, versified duets, digitally mediated dances, riffs against blackouts, and cryptic/triptych meditations --- this was/is an experiment. What was experienced and what was meant? The book is the form readers may now complete.