That's Life: How social media and Singlish are good for Singapore poetry

From left: Singaporean poets Joshua Ip, Deborah Emmanuel and Alvin Pang.
From left: Singaporean poets Joshua Ip, Deborah Emmanuel and Alvin Pang. PHOTOS: JOSHUA IP, BELLATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY, ST FILE

Welcome to the premiere episode of That's Life, a new audio programme about life, culture and literature by The Straits Times.

Hear what Singaporean poets Alvin Pang, Joshua Ip and Deborah Emmanuel have to say about the role social media, Singlish and schools have to play in encouraging local poetry, with That's Life host Lydia Vasko.

Want to hear more? Click below to listen to the poets read their work.

1. Belief System by Joshua Ip

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2. OneSound by Deborah Emmanuel

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3. Candles by Alvin Pang

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