Tag: poetry

[Review] Dirty Pretty Things – Michael Faudet

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I acquired this digital copy of Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet via NetGalley. Stars: 2/5 tl;dr: Read this book if you “don’t like, don’t read” poetry. For some reason, I was disproportionately excited about finally getting a…

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[Poetry] Rats

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I’m posting some of my shorter standalone pieces or excerpts on my Instagram account. A photo posted by Georgette Tan (@georgettetan) on May 19, 2016 at 5:40am PDT

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Poetry – A New Beginning

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Originally posted on Wordsmiths of Kuching on Facebook. The first time many of us in Kuching ever heard of performance poetry / spoken word was in 2006 when the British Council brought a poet named Francesca Beard to…

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Dear Skinny Girl – An Angry Fat Girl Poem

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An early version was read at ‘Strong Words’ in December 2013. This one went through some edits. The text for this new version is at the bottom of this post. Performed at Shades of Art X on Aug…

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Pantun Wajib – A Poem (with translations)

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‘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…

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