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Joshua Ip

Joshua Ip

Joshua Ip is the author of three volumes of poetry from Math Paper Press: sonnets from the singlish upsize edition (?????) (2015), making love with scrabble tiles (2013), and sonnets from the singlish (2012). He has co-edited three poetry anthologies: A Luxury We Cannot Afford (2014), SingPoWriMo 2014: The Anthology (2014), SingPoWriMo 2015: The Anthology (2015); and is working on three more: A Luxury We Must Afford (2016), Unfree Verse (2016) and SingPoWriMo 2016: The Anthology (2016). His debut collection won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2014. He also won the Golden Point Award for English Prose in 2013 for the short story 'The Man Who Turned Into a Photocopier', was runner-up for English Poetry in 2011, and received an Honorable Mention for Chinese Poetry in 2015. He writes a regular satirical poetry column, Ipster Cafe for The Middle Ground. Joshua strongly believes in building the writing community in Singapore, and together with Alvin Pang and Pooja Nansi, initiated the first Singapore Poetry Writing Month (SingPoWriMo) in April 2014, gathering 400 poets to write a poem a day for the entire month. Subsequently, he has helped to found or facilitate the following writing groups – Math Remedial, the Image-Symbol Department, Ministry of Noise, Burn After Reading, and [insert cool name here]. He also organized the inaugural Manuscript Bootcamp for six young poets in 2015, and is publishing them under Ten Year Series, an imprint of Math Paper Press from 2015-2016. He has been awarded the Creation Grant for his first graphic novel in collaboration with Timothy Wang and Adam Jay, Ten Stories Below (forthcoming in 2016).

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