SEASONAL DISORDERS / IMPRACTICAL LESSONS

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PAUL TAN
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Paul Tan’s fourth collection shuttles between two metropolises. In Tokyo, the new and the picturesque compete with the alienation of cosmopolitan life, while in Singapore, the familiar often sharpens the irony and cynicism of urban society.

At turns epigrammatic and thoughtful, or self-doubting and witty, these poems are a reminder of poetry’s ability to connect the deeply personal with the larger narratives of country and culture.