Thu, 20 Oct 22 LearnX Communities

The Singer and Other Poems by Boey Kim Cheng | Sing Lit Book Club


   National Library - Possibility Room

   07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

   Free Admission

Join Boey Kim Cheng as we discuss his latest book of poems on memories, experiences, and absences.

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About the Programme:

Join us at Singapore Literature Book Club as we discuss The Singer and Other Poems by acclaimed poet Boey Kim Cheng. This will be an interactive session, please come prepared to discuss the book and share your thoughts! 

About the Book:

"In this work of a mature artist, Kim Cheng Boey’s characteristic style – literary, allusive, memoirist, with a flâneur’s sensibility – is on full display. The book’s triptych staging – ‘Little India Dreaming’, ‘The Middle Distance’ and ‘Sydney Dreaming’ – unfolds as a bildungsroman, in which place and time generate itineraries that signify more than the pleasures and travails of travel or the sociopolitical content of the émigré shuttling along the spectrum of departures, arrivals, exile, immigration, and in-between states." --Shirley Geok-lin Lim

About the Speaker:

Since emigrating to Australia from Singapore in 1997, Boey Kim Cheng has made a home in Berowra, New South Wales. His poems have featured in the literature syllabus of the GCE A Level, the HSC and the International Baccalaureate. Besides poetry, he has published a travel memoir, Between Stations, and Gull Between Heaven and Earth, a historical novel about the Tang poet Du Fu.

About Singapore Literature Book Club 

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National Library - Possibility Room
100 Victoria Street, Singapore, 188064

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