Ceriph, Issue Two

Over the long Chinese New Year weekend, I curled up with the latest issue of Ceriph, a quarterly literary journal committed to providing space for “experimental or up-and-coming writers… [and collecting] new works of prose, poetry, social commentary, photography, and visual art.”

Created and run by Wei Fen Lee, Winnie Goh, and Hans Wong-Jensen, and published by Math Paper Press, Ceriph began as a non-profit project between three local undergraduates. They aim to create a space for Singaporean writers that is neither “too formal nor flippant.”

I particularly enjoyed “Cathedral Point” by Nandita Jaishankar and “In Singapore it is difficult to find a tree” by R Somaiah, two poems, and “Kababayan: Biographies of Filipino women who have travelled far and wide” by Nuria Ling and Kong Yen Lin, a photo-essay about migrant workers.

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FYI: Ceriph is now accepting submissions for Issue Three. Send your poetry, short fiction, non fiction, photo-essays, or illustrations by 10th February 2011 to submissions@ceriph.net. More information here.

(Additional credits: Photograph via the Ceriph Facebook page; tape strip clip art via Pugly Pixel.)

5 responses

  1. You are amazing! Where on earth do you find all these things? Honestly, you should get honorary citizenship…

    …which you should accept for the tax purposes.

  2. Oh wow! That sounds so luxurious to curl up with a great read. You might like Dumbo feather… pass it on. A quirky Australian publication. BTW – thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

  3. Thanks for sharing. This sounds so interesting! It’s always good to find proof that cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, or other Asian cities are not only about business and shopping!