- About the Poet
Gwee Li Sui once again shatters expectations from his verse with this gloriously macabre book.
Death Wish distils almost two decades of his personal meditations on the state of death-in-life.
In a series of charged, reinventive styles, the poems bring shape to dying in monotony, love, reason, indignation, religiosity, and memory.
This collection is a striking invitation to understand our psyche’s regressive tendency towards self-destruction.
Born in 1970, Gwee Li Sui is a former academic who now labours in the arts as a poet, writer, editor, literary critic, and graphic artist. He wrote Singapore’s first long-form graphic novel, Myth of the Stone, back in 1993 and has five books of verse to date. Gwee continues to teach at various institutions and universities. He is a popular speaker at schools and festivals and is often sought for his opinions on literature, language, and religion. He has also been on the evaluation panels of many local and international writing awards.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 84
Year Published: 2017