Alvin Pang

Alvin Pang is an award-winning poet and editor based in Singapore. Featured in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English, and the Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, his writing has been published in more than twenty languages, including Swedish, Macedonian, Croatian and Slovene. An internationally engaged literary practitioner and speaker, he is a Fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program, and a board member of the International Poetry Studies Institute. He is currently completing a PhD in creative writing practice with RMIT University.

As an author and editor, he has published several volumes of poetry and anthologies of Singaporean literature. His recent books include: When the Barbarians Arrive (Arc Publications, UK, 2012), UNION: 15 Years of Drunken Boat / 50 Years of Writing from Singapore (Ethos/Drunken Boat 2015), När barbarerna kommer (Rámus Forlag, Sweden, 2015) and WHAT HAPPENED: Poems 1997-2017 (Math Paper Press, 2017).

Apart from finalising a volume of non-fiction vignettes, Pang is also working on a new novel (working title "K") which explores oceanic perspectives on desire, language, memory and confluent futures.

Author's books

No News: 90 Poets Reflect on a Unique BBC Newscast


90 poets from across the world reflect on a this marker of a time before the 24-hour news cycle, before the ubiquity of news and information that seems to haunt us through our daily lives. Through this anthology there are poems that capture that moment of nothing but piano music making up an evening news bulletin, poems that contrast this with today’s news, and personal stories grounded in the intervening years.