Trends in Contemporary Poetics: Writing Workshop
What are the latest trends in contemporary poetics? Is your writing commercial? Is it experimental? Join poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Tse Hao Guang, as they shares various techniques that will help you explore the limits of language, experimenting with structure and voice. These tips will not only aid in idea generation, they will help you gain control over your aesthetic. Each participant will receive a set of published poems by award-winning authors, to get an immediate sense of current trends. Writers immerse themselves in this open and creative space, one that welcomes a diverse range of aesthetic sensibilities.
Who should attend: aspiring poets, students, teachers. age range 16 onward.
About the Facilitator
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of an epistolary novel, two hybrid works, and seven poetry collections. A former journalist, he has edited more than 15 books and co-produced three audio books. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the PEN American Center Shorts Prize, Poetry World Cup, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Book Award, two Beverly Hills International Book Awards, two Living Now Book Awards, and seven USA Regional Excellence Book Awards. He helms Squircle Line Press as its publisher and founding editor.
Tse Hao Guang – Assembled in Singapore with parts from Hong Kong and Malaysia, Tse Hao Guang is interested in form and formation, creativity and quotation, lyrics and line breaks. He is the author of hyperlinkage (2013) and Deeds of Light (2015, both Math Paper Press). He graduated from the Masters of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago in 2014 with a concentration in poetry and creative writing, and co-edits the cross-genre, collaborative literary journal OF ZOOS, and UnFree Verse, an anthology of Singapore poetry in received and nonce forms. He serves as the critical essays editor of poetry.sg, a home for Singapore poetry.