Singapore’s Golden Boy of poetry Cyril Wong returns with a reading at The Art House on Friday the 19th of July at 7:30pm till 9:00pm. His book, The Dictator’s Eyebrow tells an unsettling account of an unnamed dictator’s eyebrow whose longings, delusions of grandeur, and curious influence have shaped history in ways previously unknown—until now. Within a surreal tale about an eyebrow’s thirst for recognition and power, a love story also unexpectedly emerges.
Intrigued? Then come down and join the launch of this enthralling new work by Wong with special guest poet Pooja Nansi performing a selection of poems alongside the poet.
Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of the poetry collections, Unmarked Treasure (Math Paper Press 2012), Titling Our Plates to Catch the Light (Math Paper Press 2012) and Satori Blues (Softblow Press 2011), as well as a collection of stories, Let Me Tell You Something About That Night (Ethos Books 2012). He was a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Literature in 2005.