Marc Nair (b. 1981)
Marc Nair started writing poetry at the age of 19 and studied English Literature, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the National University of Singapore. He is the author of six collections of poetry: Along theYellow Line (2007), Chai: Travel Poems (2010), Postal Code (2013), Animal City (2014), The Poet of Unlove (2015) and Spomenik (2016).
Nair has been collaborating with artists from various disciplines and genres, most notably as a writer and voice talent for popular Singapore podcast, mrbrownshow, since 2007. He has also served as Artistic Director of the Lit-Up Festival Singapore from 2011 to 2014. In 2013, he co-founded spoken word troupe, Party Action People.
Nair’s roots are in spoken word. In 2007 and 2008, Nair participated in Singapore and Malaysian Poetry Slams, represented Singapore in London on Singapore Day in 2009 and at the Indian Ocean Slam in 2010. He has performed his poetry internationally at readings and toured full-length performance poetry shows such as most recently with Deborah Emmanuel at the Queensland Poetry Festival 2015 in Australia.
Nair is the 2015 writer-in-residence at Gardens By The Bay, Singapore. In 2016, he received the Young Artist Award.
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