CALL AND RESPONSE
ROLINDA ONATES ESPANOLA, ZAKIR HOSSAIN AND JOSHUA IP (editors)
Singapore is a migrant nation.
Who truly deserves the title 'local', and how far removed is your average 'local poet' from the term 'migrant worker'?
The anthology Call and Response gathers the voices of more than thirty 'migrant' poets, and pairs them with a creative response from the same number of 'local' writers in this initiative. Metaphors and memories are reflected and refracted through each poet's unique prism of language, but the light catches the page, whether harsh or warm, to illuminate. The editors Rolinda Onates Espanola, Zakir Hossain and Joshua Ip call you into the reader's space – we hope you respond.