July 25, 2021

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Marc Nair: Poetry has always been my first love

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MarkNairMarc Nair has been writing poetry for more than ten years. He has published three collections of poems: Along The Yellow Line (2007), Chai: Travel Poems (2010) and Postal Code (2013). He has also set numerous poems to music with his band, Neon and Wonder, and gigs at various places around Singapore. Marc is also active in Singapore’s poetry slam scene, and slams regularly at Blu Jaz Cafe. He represented Singapore at the World Event of Young Artists in Nottingham in 2012. Marc is currently a project manager with Word Forward and does portrait and wedding photography as well.

Kitaab presents an interview with this remarkable young poet of Singapore.

How did you find your way to poetry?

I’ve always loved reading from a young age. Books were my closest friends. I suppose writing was simply a way out for all those words stored up in my head. I first started writing in rhyme, maybe as a throwback to all those nursery rhymes my mother read to me as a child. But poetry has always been my first love, amongst all forms of writing.

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