When it rains, poems appear on pavements at the Esplanade and The Arts House

Poetry just got way cooler, thanks to the people behind Sing Lit Station. The non-profit literary group has, quite literally, left a mark on the streets with ‘invisible’ poems on pavements at the Esplanade and The Arts House.

These works — written by Singaporean writers Ann Ang, Felix Cheong, David Wong, Simon Tay, Gwee Li Sui and construction worker Md Mukul Hossine — are only visible when the ground is wet because of the specially formulated waterproof spray used. You’ll find four at the Esplanade and two at The Arts House — it’s all part of a project titled ‘Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks’.

Poet Pooja Nansi curated 18 poetry excerpts, and the top 10 were chosen by the public to be featured. The pieces delve into topics like national identity and migrant worker issues.

If you’re interested to contribute, the project has a crowdfunding page on Indiegogo.




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