Straw, Sticks, Brick


poems by Cyril Wong
published by Math Paper Press


Cyril Wong’s prose poems remark, instruct, exclaim and curse at a world long settled into its desire-ridden forms. These protracted sentences both attack and reflect on the miasma of memory, working life, the delusions of family life, and the paradoxes of lust and love, moving between meditative moments, philosophical arguments and cryptic to lyrical tongue-lashings. Time, or our failure to exist meaningfully beyond its dimensions, forms the heartbeat of this book.

“...though [Cyril] may write of disaster, it is with triumph; though he may look into the darkest corners, he finds a light there that he brings back to fill his poems, and from there, to fill the reader’s mind.”

Cole Swensen, Author of The Glass Age

- paperback with cover flap: 68 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 210 mm
- ISBN: 9789810733858

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