Category: spoken word

entertainment, spoken word

Pantun Wajib – A Poem (with translations)

‘Pantun Wajib’ means ‘Compulsory Poem’, in reference to the tradition of concluding speeches with pantun. If you’re unfamiliar with the term or form, a pantun is somewhat like a ruba’i but with an ABAB rhyming scheme. I’ve always wanted to write some when I find an appropriate subject matter, then I realised that there’s plenty …

events, spoken word

Skinny Girl – A Poem

Performed at the launch of ‘Strong Words’, a typographical exhibition organised by Lov Gallery. A letter to every skinny girl who likes complaining to me about how fat she is: Dear Skinny Girl What the appropriate response from someone twice your size Who would kill to be as thin as you You are the unicorn …