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  • Joshua Ip

    translations to the tanglish

    $10.00

    translations to the tanglish is a collection of the 44 greatest-ever poems from the tang dynasty and song dynasty, dodgily “translated” into (1) english; (2) 2021; (3) singapore; (4) a pandemic. so su dongpo never used zoom, and du fu never caught covid-19; so li bai never drank lagavulin and wang wei never went to little india. but hey, none of them ever spoke english either. flip on, or scroll down, or swipe through. in a world where every other poem is about the moon, our modern moon is a...

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  • Loh Guan Liang

    Transparent Strangers

    $16.00

    In Transparent Strangers, the city is more than steel and glass: it is also a landscape where emotion is as much architecture as it is part of human experience. With subjects ranging from burial sites to Taiwanese dramas, this debut collection of poems meditates on the distance we must cross with words to make the everyday unfamiliar again; if only to understand ourselves better.Paperback: 82 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810732738Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Cyril Wong

    Unmarked Treasure

    $16.00

    A ghost steps out of its body after a suicide and looks back at it in wonder. The poet wonders at his own existence and struggles between actual living and a desire to depart. Recipient of the Singapore Literature Prize, this collection is Cyril Wong’s most personal sequence of poems, held together by memories about family life and intimate relationships, these moments charged with the pain of love, dreams and death and an unflinching exploration of the self.Paperback: 100 PagesProduct Dimens...

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  • Shelly Bryant

    Unnatural Selection

    $16.00

    Across the story that unfolds in Unnatural Selection, Shelly Bryant pursues many of the impulses that speculative literature typically seeks to accomplish, along with the themes they explore. Her poetry has been described as ‘a puzzle’, ‘thoughtful’ and ‘nuanced’, which is able to ‘work with the nature of humanity’ and ‘confront the human experience.’ While all of this is certainly true, the secret ingredient is the sense of intelligent mischief that knits each poem together. Paperback: 73 Pa...

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  • Daren Shiau

    Velouria

    $16.00

    Velouria is a seminal collection of microfiction. Daren Shiau, better known as a novelist and a poet, experimented with flash fiction in between lengthier works in the mid-2000s. The title story of the book is named after a track by Boston-based alternative rock band, the Pixies. Other stories in the volume were titled after the songs by artistes such as My Bloody Valentine and Thelonious Monk. This 2017 reprint contains a new story "Sedimentary", which received the top prize in The Straits T...

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  • Elephnt

    Ways Of Seeing

    $29.00

    The HDB block is full of look-out points. From the openness of the void deck to our windows that look out onto those of the block opposite; to live in an HDB block to see and to be seen. And with nearly 10, 000 public housing blocks spread throughout Singapore, it would not be hard to assume that the architectural elements directing lines of sight in HDB blocks would be similar. But amongst these 10,000 blocks, one might encounter a passer-by at a void deck in Simei framed by pillars painted ...

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  • Pooja Nansi

    We Make Spaces Divine

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    These poems walk through cities in bodies that don’t belong. They speak through moments in migration, music, film and pop culture. These are poems as acts of resistance, renewal and reclamation. Poems that make shrines of grimy corners. They are dancing till the sun comes up and laughing in the face of anyone who says they cannot take up space. Hardback: 156 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 205 mmISBN: 9789811491450Signed Edition with Dust Jacket is limited to 50 copies Published by Math Paper ...

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  • Grace Chia

    We R Family

    $19.00

    Families come packaged in all shapes and sizes. At the heart of every family unit is love — or what passes off as love.  A father and son bond over a loss — with wool. A myopic daughter sees her parents clearly for the first time. Two mental patients learn to coexist under the same roof. An American biracial dad finds moorings with his African adoptee. And a Kiwi mum in a mixed family grows roots in multicultural Singapore. An anthology of eight unforgettable tales, We R Family celebrates the...

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  • Cheryl Julia Lee

    We Were Always Eating Expired Things

    $16.00

    We Were Always Eating Expired Things is centred on our innate desire for connection, both physical and emotional. The poems deal with the impossibility of such an endeavour and celebrate our persistence in striving anyway. At its core, the collection is built around a very wise line from a Beatles song: I want to hold your hand. I want to hold your hand with no further expectations. I want to hold your hand instead of telling you I understand when I don’t. I want to hold your hand although we...

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  • Alvin Pang

    What Gives Us Our Names

    $10.00

    Preview Chapter – 'Failure' He’d gotten the idea from a book, not unlike the one you last read and loved, whose lurid covers you have already forgotten. For a canvas, he used not his own skin but his very life, spending his days as if he were made up of the most telling bits of other people. To do this, he learned to watch quietly and look deeply, past the busy surfaces until he could discern the colours beneath, the ones that did not change. One by one he would name them as he wove them into...

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  • Alvin Pang

    What Gives Us Our Names (Ainsi Nommés)

    $10.00

    translated by Catherine Foucher and Dongmei Wang Il avait été inspiré par un livre, pas très différent de celui que vous venez de lire et adorer ; vous avez sans doute déjà oublié sa couverture sordide. Au lieu de sa peau, il utilisa comme toile de fond sa propre vie, passant des jours à se construire à l’aide des évidences des autres. A ces fins, il apprit à observer discrètement et à regarder profondément, au-delà des couches superposées, jusqu'à discerner les couleurs enf...

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  • Alvin Pang

    What Gives Us Our Names (Illustrated Edition)

    $20.00

    Preview Chapter – 'Failure' Illustrated by Marie Toh He’d gotten the idea from a book, not unlike the one you last read and loved, whose lurid covers you have already forgotten. For a canvas, he used not his own skin but his very life, spending his days as if he were made up of the most telling bits of other people. To do this, he learned to watch quietly and look deeply, past the busy surfaces until he could discern the colours beneath, the ones that did not change. One by one he would name ...

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  • Alvin Pang

    What Gives Us Our Names (Yang Menamakan Kita)

    $10.00

    translated by Annaliza Bakri and Imran Taib Beliau mendapat ilham dari sebuah buku, bukan seperti buku terakhir yang kamu baca dan gemari, yang kulit sensasinya tidak lagi kamu ingati. Untuk kanvas, dia tidak menggunakan kulit, melainkan kehidupannya sendiri dan menghabiskan hari seolah-olah dia dicipta daripada ciri-ciri orang lain yang terserlah. Untuk melakukan ini, dia belajar memantau secara senyap dan merenung secara mendalam di sebalik keriuhan sehingga dia mengerti warna-warna di seba...

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  • Alvin Pang

    What Gives Us Our Names (名的起源)

    $10.00

    translated by Wong Chee Meng 他的灵感源自一本书,就如你曾几何时读过,也特别珍爱的 某一本书。但或许对你而言,书的封面是俗气得叫你完全记 不起。他采用的画布,却不仅是自己的肌肤,而简直是自身 的生命。他花了不少日子,来述说别人的故事,仿佛这些故 事的发现,也组成了他的自我。为了达到这样的效果,他学 会静心而深入地观察,把表面的繁琐都看透,只留意到本质 不变的色彩。一个接一个地,他在深夜里将它们缝入自己的 心坎里,同时为它们逐个加以命名。他借用你故事里不同的 点滴,也就此触动了你。只要你有意仔细端详,故事都自在其中。Paperback: 52 PagesProduct Dimensions: 110 x 180 mmISBN: 9789811435324Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Alvin Pang

    What Happened: Poems 1997 – 2017

    $18.00

    What Happened surveys Alvin Pang's oeuvre over the past two decades, and includes significant new, previously unpublished material. Singapore's 2005 Young Artist of the Year for Literature, Alvin Pang is active internationally as a poet, writer, editor, and translator. He has authored over a dozen books, including several anthologies of Singaporean literature. His poetry has been published worldwide in more than 20 languages.Paperback: 132 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789811137...

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  • Ashley Ho

    Without Sound Now

    $16.00

    This first collection wrings towels, releasing their jaws to old truths, new truths, faceless truths, the ones that disgust themselves, the ones forgotten, and the truths that are still true. Towels from yesterday. Towels hanging from windows. Pink towels with animals. Brown towels with verses. Small towels. Big towels. The towels you imagine. Towels stranded behind the washing machine. Some in cabinets. Others almost reaching the ceiling, still dripping from your father’s sweat. Yours forget...

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  • Sean Cham

    Yesteryears

    $39.00

    Each book is customised to reflect the culture and behaviours of Singaporeans.  Yesteryears captures 50 abandoned and forgotten buildings in Singapore through a series of in situ self-portraits. The buildings photographed are in different states of ruination, from the crumbling roofs of Istana Woodneuk to the soon-to-be demolished Rochor Centre. These buildings represent the modern ruins of post independence Singapore, an era that lives not only with progress but also the fleeting ruins left ...

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  • 孤星子

    消灭众神

    $16.00

    Destroy All Gods 《消灭众神》是孤星子最新的诗集,精心挑选出36首令你热血沸腾,想开始质问生活的冲动。他的取材大胆,用语犀利,充满思辨精神,生猛地将生活的各横切面摆在读者眼前。孤星子拥有一把嘹亮的声音,在作品中痛斥了那些滥用语言藻饰空洞内容,胡诌吟咏却理直气壮的作品与神台上的「伪神」,为新一代人的文学开辟了另一种想象。台湾著名诗人鸿鸿评:「同题诗作〈消灭众神〉有堪比痖弦〈深渊〉的气势,令人惊艳。」 Paperback: 119 pagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mm ISBN: 9789810992200 Published by Math Paper Press

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  • 原非

    邻人的运气

    $19.00

    Neighbour's Luck 继获得2017年金笔奖小说组第一名之后,这是原非的短篇小说作品首次结集。10则风格各异的短篇小说,独居的男子爱上了一张照片,却对照片的主人并未心动;小女孩在父母刷洗血迹的声音中甜甜睡去,却每天深夜在特定的时间开始侦察;心如死灰的美女和第十二个男人相亲,得知对方在屠宰场工作后却决定带给母亲见面; 老人相信凭借风水的力量便可将运气掌握在手中,就此两家邻居的命运紧紧交缠在一起。不同故事之间时有关联,文笔风格多变,多由小事生发开来,以“城市边缘人”如独居老人,锁匠,屠宰场工人等为主体,展示了人们从童年到恋爱,结婚,繁衍,到老死的不同生命阶段里,真实而奇幻的生活困境,及对爱,尊严,或虚无缥缈之物徒劳的执著。 Paperback: 122 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 200 mmISBN: 9789811192760 Published by Math Paper Press

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