This conversation gathers thinkers who are most familiar with Goh Poh Seng's legacy alongside contemporary writers working today to examine why the concerns he identified sixty years ago still remain urgent and relevant to our cultural landscape today.
Marc Nair’s practice revolves around developing multidisciplinary approaches to writing and performance. He has published 11 collections of poetry and has worked collaboratively with dancers, musicians, photographers and visual artists.
Nah Dominic is a Ph.D. Candidate at the English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. His doctoral research examines how Singapore secondary school students respond to ethical Literature pedagogies oriented to the other. He served as Company Dramaturg for The Second Breakfast Company on the first restaging of The Moon Is Less Bright in 28 years (2018) and the first 3-in-1 adaptation of Robert Yeo’s The Singapore Trilogy (2021).
Koh Tai Ann, a Senior Associate at CoHASS, NTU, has taught and published on Singapore Literature and Goh Poh Seng’s writings, notably the extensive Introduction to If We Dream Too Long (NUS Press).
She edited and contributed to Singapore Chronicles: Literature (Straits Times Press) on Singapore’s 4 literatures and has created the first and only comprehensive, regularly updated digital annotated bibliography of Singapore’s literature in English at https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/singaporeliterature/.
Paul Tan has published five volumes of verse. Curious Roads (1994) and Driving into Rain (1998) won prizes at the Singapore Literature Prize competitions.