- About the Author
Change is what happens to everything: history is humanity's attempt to make sense of this inevitability. In his debut collection of poetry, Daryl Lim Wei Jie paints minute strokes that give way to panoramas, strewn with unusual asides: migrants crossing oceans; an ancient king reclaiming a throne; rivers clogged with corpses; the paperwork for an invasion; a milo dinosaur the height of Mount Everest. A Book of Changes is a young poet's attempt to make sense of the impossible ebb and flow of time.
Daryl Lim Wei Jie is a poet, editor, translator and literary critic based in Singapore. He is particularly interested in the intersections between poetry and history. A Book of Changes was published by Math Paper Press in 2016 under the Ten Year Series imprint. He is the editor of Food Republic: A Singapore Literary Banquet, the first definitive anthology of literary food writing from Singapore, together with Tse Hao Guang and Ann Ang.
His poems won him the Golden Point Award in English Poetry in 2015, awarded by the National Arts Council, Singapore. Daryl's work has appeared in various publications and periodicals such as the Poetry Daily, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cordite, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Southwest Review, Drunken Boat and Softblow, and been featured in anthologies such as A Luxury We Cannot Afford, Call and Response, 11 X 9 and others.
Daryl’s second collection of poetry, Anything but Human, is forthcoming in 2021.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 65
Size: 125mm x 210mm