Call And Response


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edited by Rolinda Onates Espanola, Zakir Hossain and Joshua Ip
published by Math Paper Press


With every full-priced copy purchased from, BooksActually will donate $5 to HealthServe, in support of their mission to serve, advocate and raise awareness of the needs of migrant workers in Singapore.


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Singapore is a migrant nation.

Who truly deserves the title 'local', and how far removed is your average 'local poet' from the term 'migrant worker'?

The anthology Call and Response gathers the voices of more than thirty 'migrant' poets, and pairs them with a creative response from the same number of 'local' writers in this initiative. Metaphors and memories are reflected and refracted through each poet's unique prism of language, but the light catches the page, whether harsh or warm, to illuminate. The editors Rolinda Onates Espanola, Zakir Hossain and Joshua Ip call you into the reader's space – we hope you respond.

- paperback with cover flap: 122 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 210 mm
- ISBN: 9789811189197