Students for a Fossil-Free Future (S4F) is proud to present our poetry night event featuring ECO-POETRY by local Singaporean poets. Eco-Poetry concerns poetry surrounding themes of ecologies, our environments, and our human systems in relation to them. Featuring Marc Nair, Stephanie Dogfoot Chan, Venezia Lim, Cheyenne Phillips, Ann Ang, Ow Yeong Wai Kit and Daryl Qilin Yam, our Eco-Poetry Night aims to inspire and move hearts for a climate-conscious world.
Who'll be there?
Ann Ang (Twitter) is best known as the author of Bang My Car (2012), a Singlish-English collection of short stories. She has just published her first collection of poetry, Burning Walls for Paper Spirits (2021). Ann is the coordinating editor of PR&TA (Journal of Practice, Research & Tangential Activities) and has also co-edited two literary anthologies Poetry Moves (2020) and Food Republic (2020).
Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips is a writer, performer, educator from Singapore. She is an Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre and has writing and performance credits that include an eight-part podcast Vulnerable (2021), and A Grand Design – an audio experience (2020). Cheyenne’s writings can be found in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Contour: A Lyrical Cartography of Singapore (2019) and Who are you my country? (2018). She can be found on Instagram at @thepoeticscientist.
Daryl Qilin Yam (Instagram) is a writer, editor and arts organiser from Singapore. He is the author of the novella Shantih Shantih Shantih (2021, Math Paper Press), and the novel Lovelier, Lonelier (2021, Epigram Books), a finalist of the 2021 Epigram Books Fiction Prize.
Daryl Qilin Yam
Marc Nair (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website) is a poet and photographer from Singapore. Marc Nair has published six solo collections of poetry and another four books in collaboration with visual artists, photographers and graphic artists. His latest collection of poetry is Sightlines (2019, Math Paper Press) with photographer Tsen-Waye Tay. Marc will be launching his full-length spoken word album, Sounds Like A Buzz, in April 2022.
Ow Yeong Wai Kit (Instagram, Facebook, Website) is an educator and editor of four poetry anthologies, including From Walden to Woodlands: An Anthology of Nature Poems, published by Ethos Books. He holds an MA in English from University College London, and has served as a judge of the National Poetry Competition organised by Poetry Festival Singapore.
Ow Yeong Wai Kit
Stephanie Dogfoot (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website) is a Singaporean writer, performer and producer. Their first poetry collection, Roadkill for Beginners (Math Paper Press, 2019) explores growing up, found family and good times in strange places. The founder of a poetry night called Spoke & Bird, they are inspired by mud and Southeast Asian wildlife.
Stephanie Dogfoot Chan
Venezia (Instagram, Website) loves all things water related: beaches, wakeboarding and craft beers (90% water!). When she's not teaching kids how to conserve water, she's exploring the different ways we interact with our environment through her words. She has been published in two anthologies in London, won the 2018 and 2019 Causeway Exchange Poetry Slam, and emerged runner-up at the Asia Pacific Poetry Slam. She co-produced Nervous Laughter, a climate change theatre and spoken word show which delved into our climate-related anxieties. She also wrote a rap about toilets - she'll perform it if you offer her a beer.