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poems by Joshua Ip
Launching on 12 July 2012, Thursday
7 pm at The Arts House
( № 1 Old Parliament Lane )
Sonnets from the singlish is a collection of 44 poems on love, language and other funny stuff, loosely translated from the english- based creole language colloquially spoken in singapore, widely known as singlish.
The poems are all sonnets, an archaic italian fourteen-line rhyming verse form that went out of fashion about the same time as frilly pants. (this is primarily for ease of formatting.) The views expressed in the poems are those of an imaginary persona and are by no means to be associated with the author or publisher.
a b o u t . J O S H U A . I P
joshua ip is a tiny faceless office worker in a large nameless organisation. his core competencies include data entry, spellchecking, and powerpoint rangering. after a decade’s hiatus from serious writing, joshua was manhood-shamed by an ineffable reporter and an intrepid booksactualiser into putting together a maiden collection.
joshua’s major influences include philip larkin, jay chou, and wendy cope. he enjoys using his ipad in the shower, karaoke, and arsenal fc. he has been brought up to end long blocks of text with
“to God be the glory, and the best is yet to be.”