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 non‐profit initiative promoting interdisciplinary capacity, multilingual communication, and positive social change.