The Singapore Creative Writing Residency is proud to present its 2017-2018 resident – Miriam Bird Greenberg.
A poet whose work is centred on travelling and those who travel – nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America’s margins – she always presents her audience with different paths to explore through delicately balanced verses and vivid images. Greenberg will read from her two published books, some new poems as well as sharing about her field work on the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions.
The Singapore Creative Writing Residency is co-organised by The Arts House and the National University of Singapore University Scholars Programme.
This session is moderated by poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé.
About the Resident:
Miriam Bird Greenberg is an American poet and the author of In the Volcano’s Mouth and All Night in the New Country. Recipient of fellowships from the US National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, she has written about nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America’s margins, and is currently at work on a fieldwork-derived book of poetry about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she is the 2017-2018 Singapore Creative Writing Resident.
About the Moderator:
Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of an epistolary novel, two hybrid works, and eight poetry collections. A former journalist, he has edited more than fifteen books and co-produced three audio books. Trained in publishing at Stanford University, Desmond studied sociology and mass communication at the National University of Singapore, and later received his theology masters (world religions) from Harvard University and fine arts masters (creative writing) from the University of Notre Dame. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Book Award, Poetry World Cup, Singapore Literature Prize, two Beverly Hills International Book Awards, three Living Now Book Awards, and seven USA Regional Excellence Book Awards. He helms Squircle Line Press as its founding editor.