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Alvin Pang

Alvin Pang is a poet, writer and editor whose broad creative practice spans over two decades of literary activity in Singapore and elsewhere. Featured in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English, his writing has been translated into more than twenty languages. He completed a PhD in writing in 2020. 

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K Kanagalatha

K Kanagalatha is Associate Editor of Tamil Murasu, Singapore’s Tamil daily newspaper. She is the author of two collections of poetry in Tamil: Theeveli (Firespace) (2003), and Paampuk Kaattil Oru Thaazhai (A Screwpin in Snakeforest) (2004). Her 2007 short story collection Nan Kolai Seyium Penkkal (The Women I Murder) won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2008. Her poems and short stories have been published in Words, Home and Nation, a multilingual anthology published by The Centre for the Arts, National University of Singapore (1995); Rhythms: A Singaporean Millennial Anthology of Poetry, published by the National Arts Council (2000); Fifty on 50 and Tumasik, published by the National Arts Council (2009); and various Tamil literary journals in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and France. Her works have been translated into English, French and German.

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Shane Carreon

Shane Carreon has a degree in MA Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She received the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for her poetry and the Nick Joaquin Literary Award for her fiction.  Her poetry collection, travelbook (UP Press, 2013) was nominated for Filipino Reader’s  Choice Award. Her works have appeared in Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Kritika Kultura, Little Things: An Anthology of Poetry (Ethos Books), Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets (Meritage Press). She teaches at the University of the Philippines Cebu where she is current chair of its Creative Writing Program.

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Looi Siew Teip

Looi Siew Teip has been teaching English literature at the University of Malaya for the past 20 years.  He currently also teaches the guqin and has previously worked as a journalist and music critic in Singapore. Outside of his current professional interest in English poetry and medieval English, he also takes a keen interest in environmental issues and Taoist philosophy and practice.

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Nabilah Said

Nabilah Said is a playwright, editor and poet. Her plays have been presented in Singapore and London. Her play Inside Voices (2019) is published by Nick Hern Books, UK. She is the founder of playwright collective Main Tulis Group and is currently the editor of

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Zhou Decheng

Singapore-born, Chow Teck Seng aka (ZHOU Decheng 周德成)writes poetry primarily in Chinese and has won awards such as the Singapore Literature Prize (2014) and Golden Point Award (2009). His poems in English translation are found in “& WORDS”, “UNION” (Ethos), and "poetry at sangum” and various anthologies.Former lecturer (Chinese-language Literature) at NUS and NIE,he is currently pursuing a PhD at  Cambridge University.

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Denver Ejem Torres

Denver Ejem Torres is author of "Hate-eating Birds" (Xavier University Press, 2018). His poems and essays have appeared in various magazines, journals and anthologies in the Philippines and abroad. His essay, Restoring the lost hiniktan, is included in Kritika Kultura's anthology on the Contemporary Philippine Essay. His fellowship grant to the 58th UP National Writers Workshop allowed him to finish his second poetry collection called "Camaman-an." He is currently working on his books of essays, “The Sabungero’s Son, a childhood memoir” and “To Travel Like a Goat and Other Essays.” 

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Rebecca Haque

Rebecca Haque is Professor, and former Chairperson (2009-12), Dept. of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is also a poet, writer, and translator. Her published books are COMMENCEMENT POEMS AND OCCASIONAL ESSAYS (2003, Rpt. 2009), WOMEN, GENDER, AND LITERATURE (2003), and HEMINGWAY: A CENTENARY TRIBUTE [Co-edited, 2007]. Rebecca Haque has been a Killam Scholar at Dalhousie U, Canada,  and writes Op-ed essays for The Daily Star (Bangladesh)  Newspaper.

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