Book Launch: Love and Life at the Gallery

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Book Launch for "Love and Life at the Gallery"!


Online book sales will be ongoing from 14 August 2020 until 10 October 2020 or while stock lasts.

These poems testify to the remarkable harmony between poetry and the visual arts. They offer a timely reminder about the miracle of being alive.”
— Edwin Thumboo


Love isn't just about chocolates and flowers. Love is inseparable from the heartaches of life. As Nicole Emma Low writes, "An artist's palette/May not be pretty, but paints/A lovely portrait."

What does it mean to be in love, to love, to be loved? What does it mean to render that in art? Last year, we invited thirty-four poets to pen poems on love and life inspired by the National Gallery Singapore, home to the world’s largest collection of Southeast Asian art. Drawing upon the rich tradition of ekphrasis—imaginative, spirited writing on art—our poets reframed paintings, chiselled new lines into sculpture, and exposed the unseen. In this collection, you'll find images of love and life in every incandescent, infinitesimal brushstroke of being, no matter how unlikely.

Based on artworks spanning centuries and countries, Love and Life at the Gallery is a multigenerational, multilingual, and multicultural exploration of the dimensions of love and life. Here, you’ll discover an installation by Thai artist Montien Boonma transmuted into a reflection on life cycles by Edwin Thumboo, the Indonesian activist Hendra Gunawan’s revolutionary War And Peace rewritten as a tale of change and immigration by Theophilus Kwek, as well as many other interpretative pairings between art and poetry that will change the way you look at love, life, and how it all intertwines.

We would like to formally thank our supporters, who have helped the publication of Love and Life at the Gallery become possible.


For sample pages, click here.


How to Purchase?

Copies of Love and Life at the Gallery come with a beautiful handmade bookmark free of charge.



Book only: $22.00
Book + Rose Gold Bookmark: $28.00 (pre-launch exclusive!)
Book + Royal Blue Bookmark (with Blue Tassel): $30.00
Book + Royal Blue Bookmark (with Pink Tassel): $30.00

Add-ons:
Additional Rose Gold bookmark (with book purchase): $12.00
Additional Royal Blue bookmark (with Blue Tassel) (with book purchase): $12.00
Additional Royal Blue bookmark (with Pink Tassel) (with book purchase): $12.00

Proceeds will go towards defraying the costs of printing. Every purchase helps us to develop poetry programmes in all four official languages for all ages. Your contribution will support the future of poetry and the literary arts in Singapore.

For bulk order (more than 10), please email us at poetryfestivalsg@gmail.com.

All prices include delivery to Singapore addresses. While stocks last!

*Please note:
- Orders made before 14 September 2020 11:59pm will be delivered by 30 September 2020
- Orders made from 15 September 2020 onwards will be updated accordingly on the estimated date of delivery.


Launch of Love and Life at the Gallery - Readings and Q&A with Editors and Poets
30 August 2020 │ Sunday
4:30PM - 5:30PM
English
Live-streaming
Free. RSVP via this link.

Incorporating writings in all of Singapore's national languages, this anthology features poems inspired by the artworks of the National Gallery Singapore, which offers an unparalleled vantage point for representations of love and life in Southeast Asia. What emerges is a vision of life that is expansive and progressive even as it recognises its roots in the traditions, cultures and environments of the region.

Hosted by Khoo Lilin, the launch will feature an interview with the editors, Ow Yeong Wai Kit and Genevieve Wong, as well as contributing poets, amongst others.

Contributing poets
Amira Yunos | Angeline Yap | Ann Ang | Ashish Xiangyi Kumar | Cheong Yun Yee
Chow Teck Seng | Darienne Sim | Deanna Lim | Diana Rahim | Djohan Abdul Rahman
Edwin Thumboo | Euginia Tan | Faridah Taib | Heng Siok Tian | Iain Lim | Kamaria Buang
Loh Guan Liang | Nicholas Quek | Nicole Emma Low | Oliver BH Seet | Ow Yeong Wai Kit
Pooja Nansi | Raymond Tham | Robert Yeo | Subha Senthilkumar | Swetha Senthilkumar
Subiksha Raman | Tan Chee Lay | Theophilius Kwek | Werner Kho | Yeow Kai Chai | Yong Shu Hoong

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The book launch for "Love and Life at the Gallery" is happening as part of Poetry Festival Singapore 2020. Check out the rest of our exciting lineup of events here!

Online book sales will be ongoing from 14 August 2020 until 10 October 2020 or while stock lasts.

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  • The event description was updated. Diff#743751 2020-09-18 20:39:35
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Aug 14 - Oct 30, 2020
[ Fri ] - [ Fri ]
6:30 PM - 11:55 PM SGT
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Book only $22.00
Book + Rose Gold Bookmark $28.00
Book + Royal Blue Bookmark (with Blue Tassel) $30.00
Book + Royal Blue Bookmark (with Pink Tassel) $30.00
Additional Rose Gold bookmark (with book purchase) $12.00
Additional Royal Blue bookmark (with Blue Tassel) (with book purchase) $12.00
Additional Royal Blue bookmark (with Pink Tassel) (with book purchase) $12.00

On sale until Oct 30, 2020, 11:55:00 PM

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