Festival Gala: Poets and Belonging

Festival Gala  |  General  |  Poetry  |  English  |  1 hr

25 Nov, Sat, 12.00pm to 1.00pm
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Cities are written about all the time but how have they written us? This gala brings poets Lemn Sissay, ArunDitha, and Yomi Sode together in poetic response to how we occupy space, the names we go by, the way we belong or don’t belong. When home is the city that chews us up and spits us out, these poets show us how they are the sound coming out of its mouth.




Melizarani T. Selva is a Malaysian writer and spoken word poet. Her first book, Taboo is a poetic interrogation of the Malaysian Indian Identity. She is the co-editor of The Second Link - A Malaysia-Singapore Literary Anthology by Marshall Cavendish and co-published When I Say Spoken, You Say Word! a collection of 100 poems by 61 poets from Malaysia. Her debut play Kudumbam was staged at T:>Works Singapore's 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2021 winners showcase. Find her @melizarani.