- About the Author
The second collection of poems by Cyril Wong explores the tensions of intimate relationships and the rich emptiness of urban life, with odes and elogies to parents, lovers, friends and even the poet himself, then in a final section he hands over the lyric first person to mythical personae.
Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of poetry collections such as Unmarked Treasure, Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light and Satori Blues, as well as a collection of strange short fables called Let Me Tell You Something About That Night. He has served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore.
A past recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Literature, he completed his doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012. His books include poetry collections Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light (2007) and The Lover’s Inventory (2015), the novel The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza (2013) and short fiction collection Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me (2014).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 64
Year Published: 2017
Size: 125mm x 210mm