Short Tongue 短舌 (Bilingual Edition)◎Wang Mun Kiat 黄文杰(Translated By: Daryl Lim Wei Jie 林伟杰)

Short Tongue 短舌 (Bilingual Edition)◎Wang Mun Kiat 黄文杰(Translated By: Daryl Lim Wei Jie 林伟杰)

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Short Tongue is the Singaporean Chinese poet Wang Mun Kiat’s second collection of poetry, representing a distinct change in style from his previous work. The poems in this collection are deceptively short and seemingly simple, but they belie deep reservoirs of irony, wit and social commentary. The title, Short Tongue, hints at an ambiguity and a refusal to define oneself. You can think of each poem as a dagger — that both wounds and tickles. This bilingual edition is published in simplified Chinese and English, in hopes of bringing Wang Mun Kiat’s surprising poetry to a new audience of readers, as well as promoting exchanges between the different language literatures in Singapore.


《短舌》的黄文杰诗风转变之作,以精短凝练的文字,让读者拨云见月。顾名思义,“短舌”可指涉口齿不清、沟通障碍,无以自辩等,因此每首诗形成了它独一无二的逻辑,也变成近距离发射的飞刀——中刀时有点刺痛,却也能令人会心一笑。本次以简体华文与英文(双语对照版)出版,希望给更多的读者惊喜,以及拓展新加坡文学的多元可能与想象。

Author and Translator Bio 


Wang Mun Kiat 黄文杰 (Author 作家)

Wang Mun Kiat is a Singaporean writer born in 1967. He is currently an engineer and lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Wang came into contact with poetry and writing in the 1980s. His works were mostly published in Singapore's literary journals and Lianhe Zaobao. Wang was awarded the Singapore Golden Point Award in 2013, and was shortlisted for the Singapore Literary Award in 2014. His poetry collection includes Not Yet Midnight and Short Tongue.


黄文杰,1967年生,新加坡人,现为工程师,于泰国曼谷定居。80年代开始接触诗歌创作,作品多见于新加坡文学杂志和《联合早报》副刊。 2013年获颁新加坡金笔奖,2014年入围新加坡文学奖。著有诗集《夜未央》与《短舌》。

Daryl Lim Wei Jie 林伟杰 (Translator 译者)

Daryl Lim Wei Jie is a poet, translator and literary critic from Singapore. His latest collection of poetry is Anything but Human (2021), which was shortlisted for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize. His poetry won him the Golden Point Award for English Poetry in 2015. His work has been featured in POETRY Magazine, Poetry Daily, The Southwest Review and elsewhere.

林伟杰,是新加坡(英语)诗人、译者与文学评论者。最新诗集《Anything but Human》(除了人,2021)入选2022年新加坡文学奖;曾获2015年新加坡金笔奖(英文诗歌组)。作品刊登于《POETRY》(诗歌)杂志、《Poetry Daily》(诗歌日志),及《The Southwest Review》(西南评论季刊)等。

Publication Information 出版资料

ISBN 国际书号: 978-981-18-6965-5
Publisher 出版社: Rosetta Cultures | 罗塞塔文化
Date of Publication 出版日期: April 2023 | 2023年4月
Suggested Categorization 建议分类: Poetry, Comtemporary Literature, Translated Literature | 现代诗、当代文学、翻译文学
Format 规格:19cm (H) x 13cm (W),144pages | 19厘米(高)x 13厘米(宽),144页

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