Tag: poetry

books, Life Without Facebook, reviews

[Review] Dirty Pretty Things – Michael Faudet

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 copy of Faudet’s poetry book. Perhaps it’s because I’ve read and liked Lang Leav’s Love & Misadventure, …

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 …