Meet the World: Poetry in the Digital Age

Tuesday 12 March
19.00 - 20.30

Join authors Tse Hao Guang and Sam Riviere as they explore modern technology and poetry, and the unique relationship between a poet and their work.

Contemporary methods of communication at the hands of digitalisation have created a wealth of evolving spaces for poetic inspiration. Join Tse Hao Guang and Sam Riviere as they explore the creative responsibilities within found poetry and the unique relationship between a poet and their work. Through a dissection of their personal writing processes, we can gain insight into the challenges of embodying contrasting voices and biases. This fascinating discussion is chaired by Tiffany Atkinson.

This discussion will take place online. Register in advance to receive your streaming link.

This event is generously supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

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Tiffany Atkinson‘s latest collection Lumen (Bloodaxe 2021) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and winner of the Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize. She received the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry in 2022. She lives in Norwich and is Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) at The University of East Anglia.




Tse Hao Guang (謝皓光) is the author of The International Left-Hand Calligraphy Association (Tinfish Press, 2023) and Deeds of Light (Math Paper Press, 2015), the latter shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize. He edits or has edited the collaborative e-journal OF ZOOS; UnFree Verse (Ethos Books, 2017), the anthology of Singapore poetry in received and nonce forms; literary food writing anthology Food Republic (Landmark Books, 2020); and the new edition of Windham-Campbell prize-winning poet Wong May’s 1969 debut, A Bad Girl’s Book of Animals (Ethos Books, 2023). He is a 2016 fellow of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program and the 2018 National Writer-in-Residence at Nanyang Technological University. Poems and essays appear in Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Yale Review, Poetry Northwest, Entropy and elsewhere.


Sam Riviere is the author of three poetry books, 81 Austerities (2012), Kim Kardashian’s Marriage (2015), and After Fame (2020), and most recently a novel, Dead Souls (2021). He lives in London and runs the micropublisher If a Leaf Falls Press.