Binghao Wong responds to Loo Zihan’s With/Out, a re-enactment of Paddy Chew's 1999 show about his HIV+ status.
“Ants,” “Condensation,” “Grounded,” and “Conflict resolution”
“The Light, Summer 2019", “En Route to the Himalayas,” and “The Cinema of Lovemaking”
Singaporean writers, artists, and thinkers choose their favorite read of the year.
“Here Comes the Sun” by Yeo Wei Wei.
Diane Josefowicz reviews Judith Huang’s Sofia and the Utopia Machine (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2018).
Call on Singaporean Writers to Condemn Seelan Palay’s Wrongful Imprisonment
"The World Has Changed" and "The Man Tearing at Flowers"
Quash the Wrongful Conviction and Sentence of Artist-activist Seelan Palay.
Gwee Li Sui, Singaporean poet, graphic artist, and literary critic, looks into the crystal ball to see the future of Singapore literature.
Caroline Chang reviews Sugarbread by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Singapore: Epigram Books, 2015)
Singaporean poet and photographer Marc Nair on the spomenik, free-standing commemorative structure found across the Balkans.
Artist and writer Tania De Rozario responds with a work of art to a poem by Cyril Wong.
Kendrick Loo reviews Rita Banerjee’s Echo in Four Beats (USA: Finishing Line Press, 2018).
Ovidia Yu reviews Uprooted by Naomi Novik (USA: Del Rey Books, 2015)
Richard Angus Whitehead reviews Caterwaul by Jennifer Anne Champion (Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2016).
Diane Josefowicz reviews Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book by Shubigi Rao (Singapore: Rock Paper Fire, 2016).
A Note by Andrew Howdle on Charles Causley’s Singapore poem “Bugis Street.”
Goh Poh Seng's story about his meeting with Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh in 1950s Dublin.
SP Blog seeks the best poetry, literary fiction, and non-fiction written in English by authors who identify as Asian. We also publish reviews of American books by Singaporeans and vice versa. We pay USD25 for an original poem, short story, or non-fiction work, and USD50 for a book review. Submit 3-5 poems/flash fictions or 1 short story, with a brief cover letter, in PDF or MS Word format, to Jee at email@example.com.
To see what original work we like, read Kaustuv Ghosh’s poems and Stephanie Ye’s short story “Cardiff.” For book reviews, read Helaine L. Smith’s review of Shirley Geok-Lin Lim and Eric Norris’s review of Wena Poon. They have different styles, but they are both opinionated, specific, and pleasurable to read. If you are new to SP Blog, please inquire first with a published sample before sending us a review.
SP Blog, formerly Singapore Poetry, is our arts, culture, and politics blog. It began life on October 15, 2013, as an independent website and rapidly attracted a following. On September 30, 2016, it became the official blog of Singapore Unbound.
Every April, we hold The Singapore Poetry Contest, for which poetry submissions are sought from non-Singaporeans. The only requirement for submissions is that they include the word “Singapore.” They can, otherwise, be on any theme. Our annual round-up “My Book of the Year” seeks the opinions of a wide cross-section of Singapore’s artistic and scholarly community.
We are always looking for excellent creative and critical writing. Although we are primarily a literary blog, we are also very interested in the visual arts, including film and TV, and in music and theater. For enquiries, write to Jee at jkoh@singaporeunbound.