April 16, 2021

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The Lounge Chair Interview: 10 Questions with Jerrold Yam

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By Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Jerrold Yam, poet, Singapore
Jerrold Yam, poet, Singapore

Let’s get down to brass tacks. Why do you write?

It’s my attempt to unknot distractions and find intrinsic value.

Tell us about your most recent book or writing project. What were you trying to say or achieve with it?

For Intruder (Ethos Books, 2014) to intrude into bookshelves and have readers conclude for themselves.

Describe your writing aesthetic.

A one-night stand that unexpectedly leads to a serious relationship: brevity, tactility, emotion, surprise, continuity.

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