Sunday, December 02, 2007

Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light

via Jilly at Poetry Hut Blog:

It is one of the more delicious workings of karma that Singapore, which criminalizes homosexuality, should have as its leading young poet an openly gay man. But while Cyril Wong relishes waving "a purple flag" in socially conservative faces, his work expands beyond simple sexuality — being "just a gay poet," as he puts it — to embrace themes of love, alienation and human relationships of all kinds. His latest volume of verse, Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light, is due to be published this month, hopefully to burnish further the international reputation that the previous five collections have established for him.

It's an interesting article. I want to get some of Wong's books and see for myself what the poetry is like. Does anyone know his work? (I assume he is writing in English?)


Most of the snow melted in the night. But it is snowing again this morning.


I bought The Memory Keeper's Daughter to read on the plane.



Anonymous said...


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Peter said...

Thanks Jilly!
It's a great site!

Brent Goodman said...

He's also the editor of And I think you need to post some Cyril-style author photos of yourself (like he has on his website) lol.

Peter said...

Thanks Brent.
It's a cool online journal. I love what he says in the editors statement.
I couldn't find his personal website, though: what is the URL?

Peter said...

Ah, nevermind. I was misspelling the name. Found it.