Beyond Lyric Poetry: Rediscovering Wordplay


Beyond Lyric Poetry: Rediscovering Wordplay

Many people think poetry should attend to emotions and musicality. This, however, is confined to what we better know as lyric poetry. Contemporary poetry has moved far beyond this august form to embrace diverse ways of writing verse. What sort of textual experiments can one embark on to unleash greater linguistic complexity? In this workshop, poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé helps participants innovate beyond the predictable lyric poem, and rediscover the immense possibilities of language. Each participant receives a compilation of contemporary poems, curated specially for this workshop.

Venue: Clementi Public Library, Programme Zone
Date: 24 March, Saturday
​Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Literary Biography
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of an epistolary novel, three hybrid works, and nine poetry collections. A former journalist, he has edited more than fifteen books and co-produced three audio books. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Book Award, Poetry World Cup, Singapore Literature Prize, two Beverly Hills International Book Awards, and three Living Now Book Awards. He helms Squircle Line Press as its founding editor.

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Sat Mar 24, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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24 March Saturday @ 5.00pm FULL
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3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, #05-13/14/15 The Clementi Mall Singapore
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