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Alvin Pang Singapore

Alvin PANG (b. 1972, Singapore) is a poet, writer, editor, anthologist, and translator. His poetry has been translated into over fifteen languages, and he has appeared in major festivals and anthologies worldwide.

A Fellow of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (2002), his publications include Testing the Silence (1997), City of Rain (2003), What Gives Us Our Names (2011) and Waiting for the Barbarians (forthcoming 2012, in Croatian translation). The anthologies he has curated include No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry (2000); Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia (co‐edited with John Kinsella, 2008), and Tumasik: Contemporary Writing from Singapore (Autumn Hill: USA, 2009).

He is a founding director of The Literary Centre, a nonprofit initiative promoting interdisciplinary capacity, multilingual communication, and positive social change. Among other public engagements, he is presently the managing editor of an internationally-circulated public policy journal. Pang was named the 2005 Young Artist of the Year for Literature by Singapore’s National Arts Council, and was conferred the Singapore Youth Award (Arts and Culture) in 2007.

Here are some articles on Alvin covering his 2012 appearance at the Singapore Writers' Festival:
from The Inquirer and The Jakarta Globe