Tangled Up In Blue
This anthology is a labour of love. It has been a long time coming.
We have so much to be grateful for, and our hearts fill with joy for being able to receive these important writings on the matter of trauma and healing.
To build an open and inclusive literary space, our contributors reflect a remarkable diversity. They drop in from different parts of the world. They include emerging and established voices.
We are deeply humbled and honoured to create this home for these beautiful poems, all of which remain meaningful and necessary.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to:
Poetry Festival Singapore for providing us a beautiful online launch, which allowed us to bring together such eminent authors from across the world. The festival is supported by the National Arts Council, which we remain grateful to for such invaluable support in so many of our literary endeavours.
Poetry On The Move, for featuring our anthology contributors in a lovely overseas launch. The University of Canberra’s Poetry on the Move is a fully curated festival, run as a major initiative of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research.
Nanyang Technological University, for affording us an Unmasked event reading, organised by the English Department.
The Arts House, National Library Board, Singapore Book Council, and Sing Lit Station for having us onboard to conduct various literary events, where we were able to share the importance of writing as a healing art.
All the stellar writers who gave of their time and imagination to engage with the theme, contributing their important voices, without which this anthology would not have been possible. Most of the poems published here retain their little quirks and imperfections, all of which we cherish.
In the wise words of Ocean Vuong: “The metaphor in the mouth of survivors became a way to innovate around pain.”
Then, there’s Roxane Gay, who said: “I wrote myself towards a stronger version of myself.”