Ally Chua

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

Author's books

Acts of Self Consumption


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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Nathan Shepherson, Sandra Renew
Ally Chua, Alvin Pang & George Szirtes
Erin Shiel, Owen Bullock
K A Nelson, Martin Dolan
Es Foong, Brendan Ryan, Thabani Tshuma
Jennifer Allen, Brent Cantwell
Jen Webb, Kerry Greer