T. Person is a creative writing student at the University of Glasgow who has published various pieces of journalism in Berlin Logs and Exberliner. He believes no pleasure is guilty; so, his favorite song is “Elle Elle’la” by France Gall. He's never kissed a Tian Tian before, so it stays in his dreams.

 

Margaret Devadason is a Singaporean poet, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Nanyang Technological University in linguistics and multilingual studies. The winner of the poetry category of the 2018 NTU Creative Writing Competition, Margaret’s work has appeared in anthologies such as SG Poems 2017-2018 and ANIMA METHODI: The Poetics of Mirroring.

 

Krystalle Teh is a writer based in Singapore.

 

Xiao Ting is a writer based in Singapore. She sees words as relational beings and is interested in engaging them as sub/objects. Her preoccupations surround publishing as manifestations of truths-telling, the body, and space. She is also the winner of the Golden Point Award (English Poetry) in 2017. A repository of her work can be found at www.txting.space.

 

Lizzie Davis is an editor at Coffee House Press in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She translates from Spanish and Italian to English. Her poems have appeared most recently in SAND.

 

Ng Sze Min is a sound artist interested in expanding documentary and participatory forms. She expresses text, concepts, and experiences into audio worksparticipatory performances, and one-on-one live art shows, which have been selections at the Poetry Festival (Singapore), 15th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (USA), and George Paton Gallery (Melbourne, Australia). She is also the Creative Director of Artwave Studio, a Singapore-based music studio dedicated to composition and sound design across film, theatre, and literary works. 

 

Qamar Firdaus Saini is in the public service and is especially fond of Explosions in the Sky. He writes to remember things. His poems can be found in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Moving Words 2011 (Ethos Books), ASINGBOL (Squircle Line Press), This is Not A Safety Barrier (Ethos Books), and various editions of SingPoWriMo (Math Paper Press), among others. His works have also been commissioned by National Gallery Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum.

 

Nguyễn-Hoàng Quyên graduated from Stanford University (B.A.) with an attachment to the poetics of visuality. When not curating with Sàn Art and Nhà Sàn Collective, Quyên translate-writes with AJAR, a journal-press run by chronic sleepdreamers based in Vietnam and elsewhere.

 

Ann Ang is a published writer of poetry and fiction from Singapore, and her work has appeared in the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS)Softblow, the California Quarterly, and the Jakarta Post. She is also the author of Bang My Car (Math Paper Press, 2012), a Singlish-English collection of short stories, which has received numerous complaints for being excessively humorous. Ann is currently pursuing a DPhil in English at Oxford and researches narrative structures in the world novel. She is working on her first poetry collection.

 

Swedha Rajaram is a final year political science student at the National University of Singapore. She writes at ramblingsoverrasam.wordpress.com.

 

Joey Chin (1986) is a writer and artist from Singapore. She is currently based in the United Kingdom where she is the 2018 Visual Art Scholar of the Royal Over-Seas League, London. A Pushcart-nominated writer, her works have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Drunken Boat, and Entropy Mag, among many others. More: at www.joeychin.com

 

Yuan Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan and hosts Happy Yangsheng in Vancouver; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, and 1,429 others across 42 countries.

 

The fluffball of energy known as Max Pasakorn is a Thai-born spoken word poet residing in Singapore. He is a two-time finalist of the National Poetry Competition (2017 and 2018) and the winner of the NUS Creative Writing Competition (Poetry). When not being “sucked dry” by his Singapore army officer, he can be found watching a Disney movie, gorging on fried chicken, or testing out one of his new creations at a poetry open mic.

 

Toh Hsien Min has four books of poetry, most recently the bilingual French-English Dans quel sens tombent les feuilles (Paris, 2016).

 

Alvin Ong (b.1988) synthesizes mythologies, histories, and the anecdotal into non-linear narratives and surreal improvisations. A graduate from the Ruskin School of Art and the Royal College of Art, he has since exhibited at Singapore Art Museum (2007, 2012, 2013), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (2007), Asian Civilizations Museum (2010), Peranakan Museum (2015), Northampton Contemporary (2017), and National Portrait Gallery (2018). He is currently based in London and Singapore.

 

LJ Kessels is a Berlin-based writer, (Q&A) moderator, and storyteller. She has a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam and works as a communications and outreach manager for SAND, Berlin's English literary journal. She writes flash fiction, (short) film scripts, and is venturing into the world of documentary filmmaking.

 

Jack Xi is a queer poet who is currently a full-time National Serviceman. He is a member of the writing collective Stop at Bad End Rhymes (stylized /s@BER), and can be found on Facebook. Jack has been published in Wyvern Lit, the anthology SingPoWriMo 2018, and ANIMA METHODI: The Poetics of Mirroring. His piece “In the Guts of Your Mooncake an Egg” was also nominated as a finalist for the Signature Art Prize 2018 Poetry Competition. 

 

Iain Lim Jun Rui is a poet and filmmaker currently reading Philosophy at KU Leuven. Also a member of Singapore-based literary collective /s@BER, he is a two-time winner of the Love Poetry Competition and a finalist in the National Poetry Competition 2017. His poetry has been commissioned by the Singapore Arts Museum and National Gallery Singapore and is published in Rambutan Literary, ASINGBOL, Twin Cities, and Voice & Verse Magazine, among others. He has produced and directed several short films, and his first documentary short is a finalist at Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition 2017.

 

Al Lim is an urban studies major at Yale-NUS College. Part-Thai and part-Singaporean, he grew up in Sydney and South Carolina before returning to his home continent. His works have appeared in STAPLE Magazine, Harvard's Tuesday Magazine, and pressure gauge press, as well as anthologies like SingPoWriMo (Math Paper Press) and Twin Cities (Landmark Books).

 

Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr., is the author of Aria and Trumpet Flourish (Math Paper Press) and co-editor of SingPoWriMo 2018: The Anthology. His poems have been published in Rattle, QLRS, Shanghai Literary Review, Likhaan, and other journals and anthologies. He has received prizes from the Palanca Awards, Kokoy Guevara Poetry Competition, and British Council, among others.

 

Shen Xingzhou is a writer and artist. She studied English at Shanghai International Studies University and obtained her master’s degree in visual culture studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is now pursuing her second master degree in Fine Arts at LASALLE, the college of arts, Singapore. As a writer, she writes in both English and Chinese. Her poems and short stories have appeared in many literary magazines and newspapers in Hong Kong. In 2015, her English drama <Breathe Me> was adapted into a physical theatrical piece, shown in public. In 2017, she published her first bilingual book of poems <Hui> in Hong Kong and Taiwan. As an artist, she works with various medias, including films, videos, photos, and performances. Her works of photography, handcrafts, and installations have been exhibited in many galleries and museums in Hong Kong and Singapore.