Paper $21.50 ISBN: 9780857427427 Published November 2020 World sales rights except India
E-book $15.00 ISBN: 9780857427656 Published October 2020 World sales rights except India

Infinity Diary

Cyril Wong

Infinity Diary

Cyril Wong

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160 pages | 6 1/2 x 9
Paper $21.50 ISBN: 9780857427427 Published November 2020 World sales rights except India
E-book $15.00 ISBN: 9780857427656 Published October 2020 World sales rights except India
This volume of poems by Cyril Wong, one of the leading figures of poetry in Singapore, reflects the many ways in which love between two men can unfold, balancing emotional outpourings with meditations on the nature of relationships. The poetry punctures the sometimes oppressive reality of life in a city that is hypermodern yet far from free and, through twists and turns, ultimately lifts the reader to a place beyond pleasure and pain. Sensual, anecdotal and, of course, confessional, Infinity Diary charts an evolution in the work of one of Asia’s most intimate English-language poets.
 
Review Quotes
Asian Review of Books
“By turns brittle and tender, resonant and compelling. Unusual in contemporary published poetry, Wong’s exploration of the mind and notions of self are thoroughgoing and tireless. What is more, he is unafraid to withstand real emotion as a means of seeing clearly.”
Rainbow Book Review
"I loved this book, a kaleidoscope of water-color paintings of modern every day life, of the struggles, the hurts, the questioning of a young man in a city-state that not only frowns upon his very nature and the nature of his love, but pursues it."
Mekong Review
"So the book begins, but ‘Dear Stupid Straight People’ would be the poem to attract a banner headline in the press: an aggressive affirmation, an in-your-face polemic against homophobia, an enraged audit of its destructive impact in personal and broader social terms. After twenty years of poetry, fiction and translations, Wong has established his central position in queer literature, his oeuvre explicated in many an academic account and reaching an international readership well beyond its Singapore locus. I don’t need to rehearse earlier exegesis, but just to bring out the new book’s scope and texture. This is queer poetry taking a stand. At the same time, it’s a stand that widens out into philosophical and literary preoccupations."
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