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WHYNOT #05

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WHYNOT #05 

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WhyNot is a Singapore based Chinese Literary magazine, started by a group of NTU Chinese Studies graduates in 2012. For this issue, our column feature articles from Liu Xiaoyi and Ng Yi-sheng. The former shares his unique thoughts about play reviews while the latter introduces the “kink” scene in Singapore, giving readers an insight of the practices of “kinksters” in Singapore.

Our feature article is LGBT-themed, and includes interviews with Boo Jun Feng (Movie), Cyril Wong (Poetry and Novel) and Ng How Wee (Theatre) as they share their thoughts on LGBT writings and the different spaces (Movie, poetry, novel and theatre) they operate in. Through these interviews, we hope readers can understand how different writers and spaces can be used to negotiate the “ambiguous relationship” between LGBT and country. In addition, we have also included special interviews with 5 writers who have yet to publish their personal collection as they share with us their passion for writing, life and the excitement involved while preparing their manuscript.

WhyNot Vol 5 also include works from many young writers. For poetry, we have Irene Chiong (爱妮), Dong SQUARE (冬SQUARE), Alex Chan (语凡), Yeo Min Hui (明慧), Taiwanese poets The Snow Cooker (煮雪的人), Edna Ho (贺婕) and Amang Hung (阿芒). For short stories, we have LP’s Alienated Race (异族) which is a story about the strange relationship between a kiwi fruit and a blue-collared worker. In addition, we have also included the works of Taiwanese writers Wu Yiwei (吴亿伟) and Sibylle who have displayed the boldness and experimentation of youth writings.

 

【第期介绍】

  《WhyNot不为什么》第五期收录了非常多精彩的文章与作品。专栏方面就收录了刘晓义与黄毅圣的文章。前者是通过作者独特的视角分享剧评的要点与心得。后者是介绍了新加坡的“异度空间”,阐述“异色爱好者”(Kinksters)在本地活动的空间与规则。

  这一次的专题是以同志与空间为主题,探讨国家与同志的关系。我们专访了三位不同空间的文化人:巫俊锋(电影)、黄益民(小说、诗)与黄浩威(戏剧),整理他们对于本地同志课题的看法与他们在各自空间里的创作心得。这一次的采访希望可以为读者解读,不同“空间”的作者是如何呈现国家与同志之间的这层“暧昧关系”。此外,这一期特辑也采访了5位未出版个人作品集的作家,分享了他们对于创作、生活与筹备出版的冲动。

本期在诗与小说方面也收录了许多独特的作品,许多还出于新手之笔。诗人方面有爱妮、冬SQUARE、语凡、明慧,台湾诗人煮雪的人、贺婕、阿芒等人的作品。小说方面有LP的《异族》,书写了一位上班族与奇异果之间的离奇故事。同时,杂志也收录了台湾作家吴亿伟、Sibylle的作品,无论是题材还是在写作技巧上都显露出青年作家的气魄与实验精神。

- paperback: 144 pages
- product dimensions: 175 x 260 mm

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