Andrew Kirkrose Devadason (here and here) is a queer transgender Singaporean. His work has appeared in journals including Cordite Poetry Review and PERVERSE, and anthologies including EXHALE: An Anthology of Queer Singapore Voices.


Lee Ju-Lyn (a.k.a. meekfreak) is a Singaporean artist who works primarily with literary and visual art, with a specialisation in creative non-fiction and Chinese ink. Her works had been exhibited at the Substation and National Gallery Singapore. She has authored and self-published several fiction titles as well. She is also a curator and cultural producer, having initiated various collaborative art initiatives like zines and websites. Ju-Lyn read Bachelors of Social Sciences (Psychology) from the National University of Singapore and worked in the public service before studying at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), where she graduated as the Valedictorian of the Fine Art Diploma programme in 2018. She then completed a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices from the Nanyang Technological University in 2019. She is the recipient of several academic scholarship and prize, including the NAFA scholarship, Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural award, and the Woon Brother Art Prize (Commendation). | |


Deirdre Camba (here and here) is a poet from Manila. She graduated from the Literature and Creative Writing programs of the Ateneo de Manila University, where she also received a Loyola Schools Award for the Arts. She was a fellow for poetry at the Ateneo National Writers Workshop (2012) and the UST National Writers Workshop (2017), and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines. Some of her poems are in CURA, Cordite Poetry Review, TLDTD, Ilahás, and 聲韻詩刊 Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine.


Nabilah Said is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist who works with text as material. She has worked with Teater Ekamatra, The Necessary Stage, T:<Works, The Theatre Practice, and the Singapore Art Museum. She is currently under commission by Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Her play ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native (2019) won Best Original Script at the 2020 Life Theatre Awards. Her play Inside Voices (2019) won the Outstanding New Work award at London’s VAULT Festival and was published by Nick Hern Books (UK). She is the founder of playwright collective Main Tulis Group and theatre collective Rupa co.lab, which centre the voice of Malay playwrights. Nabilah is a trained journalist and editor, an educator, a published essayist and poet.


Jack Xi (they/he) (here and here) is a queer Singaporean poet and member of the writing collective /Stop@BadEndRhymes (stylised /s@ber). They’ve appeared in several online poetry journals and Singaporean anthologies. Find out more at


Tricia Tan Hui Ling (here and here) is a medical student from Singapore. She is a finalist of Sing Lit Station’s Manuscript Bootcamp, and has been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, SOFTBLOW, and Singapore Unbound, among others. She can often be found scribbling poetry in old case notes, and believes in being patient with the histories of others and her own.


Nhã Thuyên was born in 1986 in Việt Nam and works as a writer and editor in Hà Nội. Her most recent books are bất\ \tuẫn: những hiện diện [tự-] vắng trong thơ Việt and its English edition: un\ \martyred: [self-]vanishing presences in Vietnamese poetry (Roofbook, USA, 2019) and moon fevers (Tilted Axis Press, UK, 2019). Her main practices are writing between languages, experimenting with translations, and poetic exchanges. She otherwise talks to walls and soliloquies nonsense when having no other emergencies of life to deal with. Her next book of poetry vị nước (taste of waters) is waiting to see the moon.


Nicholas Wong is a visual artist and the author of Crevasse (Kaya Press, 2015), the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Besiege Me (Noemi Press, 2021), also a Lammy finalist in 2022. His translation has recently appeared in Ninth Letter, The Georgia Review, Cincinnati Review, Poetry London, and Foglifter. IG: @citiesofsameness.


Daryl Li is a writer of fiction and nonfiction based in Singapore. His work generally explores themes of memory, identity, and trauma. He also enjoys writing about games, music, and film. The Inventors, a full-length collection of his literary nonfiction, is forthcoming from TrendLit Publishing in 2023. His website is


Tse Hao Guang (謝皓光) is a Singaporean poet and editor. He edited the new edition of Windham-Campbell prize-winning poet Wong May’s 1969 debut, A Bad Girl’s Book of Animals (Ethos Books, 2023). His latest poetry collection is The International Left-Hand Calligraphy Association (Tinfish Press, 2023). He also happens to co-edit OF ZOOS.


Hamid Roslan is the author of parsetreeforestfire (Ethos Books, 2019), a finalist for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020. His prose and poetry can be found in Violent Phenomena: 21 Essays on Translation (Tilted Axis Press, 2022), New Singapore Poetries (Gaudy Boy, 2022), and in other literary journals. Find him at




Origami photography and GIF on the contents page by Joel Pitra.