Grandma's Attic, Mom's HDB, My Wallpaper
- About the Author
In her sixth collection of poetry where the real, virtual and literary mix, Heng Siok Tian travels through landscapes and explores relationships of family, friendships, the familiar and the foreign. With her signature simplicity and honesty, she tenderly ferries her deceased mother to the realm of memory while she reflects on the commotions of life at home and abroad. Through these, she reminds readers that the past contains limitless potential for journeys of the imagination, and that nostalgia can be both gentle and powerful.
Heng Siok Tian has written six collections of poetry: Crossing the Chopsticks and Other Poems (1993), My City, My Canvas (1999), Contouring (2004), Is my body a Myth (2011), Mixing Tongues (2011), and Grandma’s Attic, Mom’s HDB, My Wallpaper (2021). Her poems have been anthologised in numerous books.
A Fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program (2000) on a National Arts Council Fellowship, she has participated in literary events in China, USA, Philippines, Stockholm, Sweden and France. She is on the selection panel of the Creative Arts Programme and is a Facilitator and Mentor from 1991 to the present, for which she was given the Distinguished CAPer and Outstanding Mentor awards by the Gifted Education Branch of the Ministry of Education, Singapore in 2001 and 2009 respectively. A teacher by profession, Siok Tian was given the National Day Long Service Award in 2015.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 96
Year Published: 2021
Size: 195mm x 130mm