The Arbitrary Sign by Desmond Kon
This poetry collection, in adding to the wealth of Singapore literature, helps to diversify it. Its effort to bridge ideas in continental philosophy and poetry demystifies the long perceived divide between the two fields of knowledge and study. In providing diagrammatic poems, it also works on an internal ekphrasis, between poem and typographic image, thereby helping readers appreciate the interstices between various artforms. With the increased convergence of media, this is one more example of how poetry can have a dialogue within the interdisciplinary arts.
Postal Code by Marc Nair
The Postal Code by Marc Nair is about place and identity, and quite a number of poems revolve around people and issues in Singapore. The themes that are brought out through the poems are aimed at being both relevant as well as offer questions for the public to consider.
Animal City by Marc Nair & Vanessa Chan
Step into a magical world of poems written by Marc Nair with extraordinary illustrations by Vanessa Chan. Animal City is a celebration of little stories from animals commonly found in Singapore, from ubiquitious pigeons and frogs to 'sotongs' (squid) and even the Merlion.