Ally Chua is a Singaporean poet who works in public relations. She was the 2019 Singapore Unbound Fellow for New York City, and a member of Singaporean writing collective /s@ber. She has been published in journals such as Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cordite Poetry Review, Lammergeier Magazine and Thimble Magazine.
An avid solo traveler and reader, Ally finds inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including her travels, Richard Siken's words, the lyrics of Brian Fallon, and zombie video games.
Ally is currently pursuing a postgraduate programme in Boston and writes in her spare time. More information can be found on www.ally-chua.com.
The dictionary defines consumption as both the ‘use of a resource’ and ‘a wasting disease’. This collection explores the different acts of self consumption a person can go through—sacrifice and selfishness, defeat and hubris. It’s an unpacking of guilt for making the wrong choices; for contradictory compulsions; for complicity.
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April Nathan Shepherson, Sandra Renew May Ally Chua, Alvin Pang & George Szirtes June Erin Shiel, Owen Bullock July K A Nelson, Martin Dolan September Es Foong, Brendan Ryan, Thabani Tshuma October Jennifer Allen, Brent Cantwell November Jen Webb, Kerry Greer