This book is a compilation of some of Ng Yi-Sheng's best spoken word pieces — songs, diatribes and phantasmagorias — created for assorted poetry slams, readings and theatrical events between the years 1999 and 2016. Dealing with issues of politics, history, cultural identity and queer sexuality, these works show the writer at his most fearless, opinionated and dramatic — a complement to the subtler but similarly imaginative poems of his first collection of poetry, last boy.
|Title||:||Loud Poems For a Very Obliging Audience|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
One of my favourite verses:"I am a featherweight boy aloftSet in napalmed wax with an arm blown off,Falling fast,Tell me if it's sunny on the island where I land."Images from the launch of Loud Poems ...
NG YI-SHENG is a poet, playwright, journalist, critic, fiction writer and minor activist. He’s the author of last boy, Eating Air and the bestselling SQ21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century, and has curated the ContraDiction queer literary readings every year since 2006. He was the winner of the Singapore Literature Prize in 2008, and blogs at lastboy.blogspot.com.