Three Poems by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé


Wrung Wrong Side of Love FRONT Cover 14 Mar 2015

Intimation, Nausea, Oblong: Poems by Desmond Kon

Kitaab Desmond Kon PixDesmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Kitaab’s Poetry Editor, is the author of the epistolary novel, Singular Acts of Endearment, as well as three poetry collections. The poetry books are titled: I Didn’t Know Mani Was A Conceptualist, The Arbitrary Sign, and Sanctus Sanctus Dirgha Sanctus. Founding editor of Squircle Line Press, Desmond has edited over fifteen books and co-produced three audio books, several pro bono for non-profit organizations. Trained in publishing at Stanford University, with a theology masters (world religions) from Harvard University and fine arts masters (creative writing) from the University of Notre Dame, his honors include the PEN American Center Shorts Prize, Swale Life Poetry Prize, Cyclamens & Swords Poetry Prize, Notre Dame Poetry Fellowship, National Arts Council Creation Grant, NAC Gardens-by-the-Bay Residency, Singapore International Foundation Grant, Stepping Stones Nigeria Poetry Prize, and Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize, among other awards. An interdisciplinary artist, Desmond also works in clay, his ceramic works housed in museums and private collections in India, the Netherlands, UK, and USA. These poems are from his upcoming collection, The Wrong/Wrung Side of Love.

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