Hello! My name is Valen Lim.
I am an aspiring poet from Singapore. In my writing, I am most interested in exploring themes of love, anxiety, family and loss.
Here is my bio:
Valen is a core member of Singapore-based literary collective /stop@BadEndRhymes (“/s@BER”). His work has been published in Cathexis Northwest Press, Eunoia Review, Mistake House, Quarterly Literature Review Singapore and elsewhere.
Many of his pieces can also be found in anthologies, such as SingPoWriMo, Anima Methodi: The Poetics of Mirroring, Our Poetica and several other pieces forthcoming.
Likewise, his work has also won several competitions, including the Golden Point Award 2019 (Third Place, English Poetry), the Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Competition 2019 (Second Place) and Singapore Art Museum’s Signature Art Prize Poetry Competition 2018.
He has also performed his work at numerous events, including Poetry Festival Singapore as well as open mic events such as Spoke and Bird.
In my free time, I prefer to be quite ordinary. I keep no pets, but I am trying to keep some plants alive. I’m 1 for 5 so far though. I also love to game.