Unmarked Treasure: Poems

Unmarked Treasure Poems A ghost steps out of its body after a suicide and looks back at it in wonder The poet wonders at his own existence and struggles between actual living and the desire to die Cyril Wong continues to exp
  • Title: Unmarked Treasure: Poems
  • Author: Cyril Wong
  • ISBN: 981050408
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unmarked Treasure: Poems
    A ghost steps out of its body after a suicide and looks back at it in wonder The poet wonders at his own existence and struggles between actual living and the desire to die Cyril Wong continues to explore the nuances of relationships, in language that is lyrical, beautifully crafted, and erotically charged There are several fine love poems that reach out to embrace a coA ghost steps out of its body after a suicide and looks back at it in wonder The poet wonders at his own existence and struggles between actual living and the desire to die Cyril Wong continues to explore the nuances of relationships, in language that is lyrical, beautifully crafted, and erotically charged There are several fine love poems that reach out to embrace a common humanity Wong swims into the undercurrents of family tensions, hidden desires, and the meaning of a self as well as questioning our understanding of both life and death Rebecca Edwards, author of Scar Country and Holiday Coast Medusa Reading Cyril Wong is always to encounter risk, the painful suturing of art and life, trials of faith and baptisms of fire I have only the deepest respect for someone who has razed the walls between the private and the public, and in doing so, carved space for all of us Alfian Sa at, author of One Fierce Hour and A History of Amnesia
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    About " Cyril Wong "

  • Cyril Wong

    Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize winning author of a dozen collections of poetry, including Unmarked Treasure 2004 , Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light 2007 , The Dictator s Eyebrow 2013 , After You 2014 and The Lover s Inventory 2015 His novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza 2013 , and short story collection, Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories 2014 , were published by Epigram Books.

  • 699 Comments

  • After reading this I felt that I got a better sense of Cyril s maturation as a writer As friends have pointed out, the confessional mode makes the persona s and often than not, the poet s biography front and centre of the work, and most are prepared to overlook much else in the name of overflowing emotions as a result Having read and loved Oneiros, this only goes to show that Cyril has been pushing the limits of his craft successfully.Here Cyril seems to be gingerly stepping out of the transcen [...]


  • cyril wong writes for his mother, of his mother, and of some if not many singaporean mothers and parents who wish so much for their children but are constantly fearful that we will fail or rebel or turn to the ways which are wrong, because it is wrong.


  • A collection of poems that explores longing, loneliness, and lost loves Any longer and I might not be able to climb out of the melancholy.


  • i devoured this in one sitting i only wish i d read it earlier back when i was 15 or 16 and i adored the arrangement of the poems very much.


  • I guess one thing this collection gave me, was the acute appreciation of the subjective nature of poetry although Cyril Wong is primarily a confessional poet many of his poems didn t strike me as deeply as I thought they would have Probably not because of his skill though, but of the fact that some experiences appeal to some readers than others Reading this collection gave me some sort of woolly feeling, the same kind I get from reading a lot of modern contemporary poetry, when something sound [...]


  • I picked up this book without hesitation after a three hour writing workshop facilitated by Cyril Wong his charisma sure is potent.Reading the synopsis didn t excite me it made it seem like the book was centered around the ghost, when the book proves otherwise The poems were good in their simplicity of language and evocative imagery Some spoke to me than others did I couldn t much appreciate the series of invisible snapshots on the other hand those narrated from his mother s perspective were ve [...]



  • I got my own copy from my beloved friend Cyril Wong himself PReading it now and I will be reviewing it soon


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