Joshua Ip

Joshua Ip is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of making love with scrabble tiles (Math Paper Press, 2013), and sonnets from the singlish (Math Paper Press, 2012). He has co-edited two poetry anthologies: A Luxury We Cannot Afford (Math Paper Press, 2014) and SingPoWriMo (Math Paper Press, 2014). He is working on his first graphic novel, Ten Stories Below. 


A Commonwealth dictionary

PoetryIf a Sovereign is a gold coin worth one pound sterling, then The Crown is something you put on your teeth when the rot has hollowed them out.   If Dominion is a deck-building card game rewarding long-term strategy and forward-planning,...

I am building a wall

Poetrywhen they ask me what i’m doingat the end of this long campaignwhen they ask which course i’m pursuingthese words are my refraini will say:i am building a wall. i am building a wall with the press of my palmsi...

The umbrella men

Poetry the umbrella men are blooming inthe season of rain. they grow in the shade like magic mushrooms, unlooked-for and uncultured.they blossom like gunshot woundsacross the circulation of a city. the umbrella men sprout tents, a commotionof cauliflowers in a well-tended garden.they...

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