Yong Shu Hoong (b. 1966)
Yong Shu Hoong is the is the author of several poetry collections, including Isaac (1997), dowhile (2002), Frottage(2005), From Within the Marrow (2010) and The Viewing Party (2013). Frottage and The Viewing Party won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2006 and 2014 respectively. His poems and short stories have been published in literary journals like Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), and anthologies like Language for a New Century (2008) and Balik Kampung (2012). He is the editor of Passages: Stories of Unspoken Journeys (2013) and Here Now There After (2017).
He lives in Singapore, where he teaches part-time in tertiary institutions like Republic Polytechnic and Nanyang Technological University, where he was writer-in-residence from August 2013 to February 2014. As a freelance writer, he has written articles for The Straits Times, South China Morning Post, The New Paper, My Paper, Men’s Folio, Esquire Singapore and the MTV Asia website
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