Joshua Ip (b. 1982)
Joshua Ip is the author of three-and-a-half volumes of poetry from Math Paper Press: footnotes on falling (2017), sonnets from the singlish UPSIZE edition (威力加强版) (2015), making love with scrabble tiles (2013), and sonnets from the singlish (2012), which won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2014. He won the Golden Point Award for English Prose in 2013 for the short story "The Man Who Turned Into a Photocopier," was runner-up for English Poetry in 2011, and received a Honorable Mention for Chinese Poetry in 2015. He has co-edited numerous poetry anthologies, including A Luxury We Cannot Afford (2014), SingPoWriMo 2014: The Anthology (2014), SingPoWriMo 2015: The Anthology (2015), A Luxury We Must Afford (2016), SingPoWriMo 2016: The Anthology (2016), UnFree Verse: Singapore poetry in form (2017), and Twin Cities: an anthology of twin cinema from Hong Kong and Singapore (2017). He is currently working on his first graphic novel, Ten Stories Below.
Joshua strongly believes in building the writing community in Singapore, and initiated the first Singapore Poetry Writing Month (SingPoWriMo) in April 2014, gathering 400 poets to write a poem a day for the entire month. Subsequently, he has helped to found or facilitate the following writing groups—Math Remedial, the Image-Symbol Department, Ministry of Noise and Burn After Reading. He also organised the inaugural Manuscript Bootcamp for six young poets in 2015, and published them in 2015-16 under Ten Year Series, an imprint of Math Paper Press.
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