- About the Author
Sonnets from the Singlish upsize edition is a collection of 88 poems on love, language and the pursuit of laughter. the poems are loosely translated from the english-based creole language colloquially spoken in Singapore, widely known as singlish.
the poems were originally composed in the sonnet form, an archaic italian fourteen-line rhyming verse form that follows the rhythmic rules of iambic pentameter. people still write like this primarily for ease of formatting. they are most tolerable when read out loudly in a Singaporean accent.
this is not a reprint, it's an UPSIZE... and it's 88 poems instead of 44, for double the huat.
Joshua Ip is a poet, editor and literary organiser. He has published four collections of poetry and edited seven literary anthologies. He is a recipient of the Golden Point Award, Singapore Literature Prize, and the 2017 Young Artist Award. He co-founded Sing Lit Station, an overactive literary charity that runs programmes like SingPoWriMo, poetry.sg, Manuscript Bootcamp, Book-A-Writer and several writing workshop groups.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 103
Year Published: 2018
Size: 125mm x 210mm