Each April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, I challenge myself to read more poetry! Many of my friends are poets, yet I don’t read much in the genre. *hangs head in shame*
In 2014, I posted 30 of my favorite poems to Facebook, many by American poets of color. This year, I am reading several collections by Singapore poets, including Picasso’s Tears (Octopus Books, 2014) by Wong May, They hear salt crystallising (firstfruits publications, 2010) by Teng Qian Xi, and One Fierce Hour (Landmark Books, 1998) and A History of Amnesia (Ethos Books, 2001) by Alfian Sa’at.
Recommendations for other Singapore poetry collections I should read this month (and beyond)? Leave them in the comments!