Hello. Welcome to my humble website.

I’m Valen, an aspiring poet from Singapore.

Additionally, I am a core member of Singapore-based literary collective
/stop@BadEndRhymes (“/s@ber”).

National Poetry Festival, 2018

About Valen

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 2016 to 2018, as well as Anima Methodi: The Poetics of Mirroring, Our Poetica and several other pieces forthcoming. Likewise, his work has also won several competitions, including the 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.

Awards, Competitions and Publications

NoPlace of PublicationTitle(s) of Pieces, etc.
1Anima Methodi: The Poetics of Mirroring21st Century Quang Ducs
2Anxious Poets Society Abstractions from New Year’s Agoraphobia
3Caveat Lector VIIUniversity College Dublin’s literary magazine. Two pieces – ‘Kingfisher’ and ‘self portrait as river scene from bird box’
4CatheXis Northwest
Press
Ars Poetica as Nested Memory
5Crazy Little Pyromaniacstrainspotting in jurong;
ISN’T BOXING BASICALLY TWO MEN TRYING THEIR BEST TO ALMOST KILL EACH OTHER/ FEEDBACK FOR A FAILED RELATIONSHIP (forthcoming)
6Eunoia Review13 Superstitions for a Damsel in Distress
Brittle Jade
cuck
In This Story, You Saying How You Feel “All Right” Is Not A Cause for Concern
Lemon
Regret is Your Favourite Waltz
The Quantum Theory of Letting Go
The Study of the Wrong Things
They Told Me
7Food Republic12 True and Little-known Facts About Swee Choon Dim Sum (forthcoming)
8The Galway Review Forest Clearing Meditation
Kingfisher
9Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Competition, 2019Narrative that Ends in Dust – 2nd Place
10Golden Point Award,2019“Confession that Begins in Childhood, and other poems” – 3rd Place, English Poetry
11Keluar Baris Anthology by the Literature Club in National Junior College
12Manuscript
Bootcamp 2019
http://www.singlitstation.com/bootcamp
13Mistake HouseOdes to Odes to Love
14OF ZOOSStatistics in Search of Structure (forthcoming)
15Our PoeticaArs Poetica as Nested Memory
16Quarterly Literary
Review Singapore
Wish List
17Seven Hundred Lines: A Crown of Found//Fount SonnetsConstraint
18Singapore Art Museum – Signature Art Prize 2018 Poetry Competition ‘Milky Bay’
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19SingPoWriMo:
The Anthology
SPWM 2016 – ‘Riddle in Reverse’, ‘Fruitless’
SPWM 2017 – ‘Fear of Your Empty Beer Glass’
SPWM 2018 – ‘Ode to First Strikes’, ‘Full Life Plan 1999’
20SingPoWriMo 2019, Vol 1: The Lines We Navigate‘Micky Mouse, on Dropping a Bomb Over the Enemies of America in the Thick of WWII’
21Textureshttps://www.theartshouse.sg/programmes/textures-a-weekend-with-words/
/s@ber reading, December 2018

For contact, enquiries or just for a chat, feel free to email me at valenlimrz @gmail.com.

Additionally, you can find me on Facebook, or on Instagram as @vlorz.