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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More information here.