Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: Ethos Books
Authors: Aaron Lee, Alvin Pang, Gwee Li Sui, Ervin Ha, Terence Heng, Heng Siok Tian, Ho Poh Fun, Roger Jenkins, Koh Beng Liang, Koh Buck Song, Gilbert Koh Chin Wang, Koh Jee Leong, Alfian Bin Sa’at, Felix Lee, Sherrie Lee, Lee Tzu Pheng, David Leo, Leong Liew Geok, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, Jeffrey Lim Sui Yin, Johann Loh Runming, Shannon Low, Luo Qining, Boey Kim Cheng, Gayle Mak, Ng Yi-Sheng, Serene Low, Elaine Pang, Pek Lishi Jane, Desmond Sim, Kirpal Singh, Alfred Siew, Daren V.L. Shiau, Dominic Soon, Charmaine Chan, Angie Tan, Eliza Tan, Keith Tan, Klyth Tan Soo-Hong, Tan Bee Kee, Paul Tan, Tan Tiong Cheng, Simon SC Tay, Teng Qian Xi, Toh Hsien Min, Chin Woon Ping, Edwin Thumboo, Felix Cheong, Lena Chew, Goh Poh Seng, Gui Wei Hsin
There is no other city quite like Singapore, and yet, no other city which these voices might call their own. No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry brings together a rich spectrum of poetic voices and visions at work in Singapore today, from published poets such as Boey Kim Cheng, Lee Tzu Pheng and Arthur Yap and to new poets such as Alfian Sa’at, Ng Yi-sheng and Teng Qian Xi. All have one thing in common: they have known the city for most of their lives, and their sense of identity is deeply intertwined with the urban and cosmopolitan landscape of the modern Asia metropolis.
This anthology attempts to capture the dynamic interplay between people and places caught in the throes of a new urban reality, wrought within one generation of independence.