re: VERSE 3.0 砸诗烩 (in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil)

re: VERSE 3.0 is a poetry reading that is inspired by the linguistic tapestry of local poetry. Poems will take on different tongues, but instead of being lost in translation, they will be found and presented in a different light.

More often than not, translated literature conveys solely the content to non-native speakers. However, the translation of poetry, an oral tradition, which places emphasis on sound devices such as rhythm, rhyme, assonance etc., requires more than just interpretation of content. This project seeks to experiment with the distinctive phonetics of multiple languages and offer the audience an alternative way to appreciate literature from different cultures.

This is a multilingual showcase where works will be inter-translated among the four official languages of Singapore.

Join us on a journey of discovery as we unearth and reimagine the hidden gems of local poetry and also get a chance to experience another sphere of poetry as our performers take on spoken word performances based on poems!

Spoken Word inspired by local poetry below:

1. Xinyao and Xinyi - 《只要还有一棵树活着》by 蔡深江 As long as there's one living tree by Chua Chim Kang
2. Yee Kiat and Ci Xuan - Coming Out, Leaving Home by Cyril Wong
3. Shihao - 《醒》、《夜未央》by 华英 Awake and Endless Night by Wang Mun Kiat
4. Mdm Sudha - Mother by Sudha Kasinathan
5. Harini - I Love You by Deborah Emmanuel
6. Harini, Aisyah and Dorothy - The House That Mariam Built by Nurul Amillin Hussain

Spoken Word Performers:

Aisyah Ibrahim
Dorothy Lim
Lim Ci Xuan
Mruthika Raman
Quek Yee Kiat
Rachelle Lee Xin Yi
Shi Xinyao
Sudha Kasinathan
Yang Shihao

Click here to check out the above poems!

Event timings:
SESSION 1 - SAT 16 MAR, 6.00PM - 7.30PM
SESSION 2 - SAT 16 MAR, 8.00PM - 9.30PM
SESSION 3 - SUN 17 MAR, 2.30PM - 4.00PM
SESSION 4 - SUN 17 MAR, 4.30PM - 6.00PM

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Also, look out for some book vouchers we will be giving out during the show!

About Matter.Less

Matter.Less is a literary collective founded by a group of Singaporean youths in June 2018. They aim to introduce added dimensions to written texts, through exploring the various forms and mediums in which poetry can be alternatively presented.

Follow Matter.Less on their social media handles
Instagram: @yangguangcaihongxiaobaima
FaceBook: 所谓诗社 Matter.Less
YouTube: 所谓诗社Matter Less

Follow Poetry Festival Singapore on their social media handles
Instagram: @poetryfestivalsg
Facebook: poetryfestivalsg
Twitter: poetryfestsg
Website: http://poetryfestival.sg

This event is co-presented with their Malay-speaking and Tamil-speaking peers, headed by Mruthika Raman.

Presented by: Poetry Festival Singapore and Matterless
Organised as part of: BuySingLit
Supported by: National Arts Council
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Session 1 - 16 Mar, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Regular) SOLD OUT $10.00
Session 2 - 16 Mar, 8.00pm -9.30pm (Regular) SOLD OUT $10.00
Session 3 - 17 Mar, 2.30pm - 4.00pm (Regular) SOLD OUT $10.00
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Session 1 - 16 Mar, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Early Bird Until 17 Feb) SOLD OUT $5.00
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Session 3 - 17 Mar, 2.30pm - 4.00pm (Early Bird Until 17 Feb) SOLD OUT $5.00
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