Off to a mate's wedding, and then a whistle-stop reading tour of Australia generously hosted by Griffith Review as part of their New Asia Now issue!
Nearly a year ago, I sent in a couple of pieces for an open call by Griffith for "40 Under 40", a bumper issue of the Australian journal featuring 40 new Asian voices under the age of 40. One of mine snuck in, thanks to coeditors Julianne Schultz and Jane Camens, and the issue came out this year under the revised title "New Asia Now".
Together with Chinese enfant terrible Murong Xuecun and the eclectic Indonesian Maggie Tiojakin, I'll be reading from New Asia Now and my own work while discussing the ripples of change spreading across Asian writing at a series of writing festivals and events - Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide.
Will drop a list of events soon - pretty excited!
a singaporean poet with an unhealthy addiction to forms.
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