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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
|No||Place of Publication||Title(s) of Pieces, etc.|
|1||Anima Methodi: The Poetics of Mirroring||21st Century Quang Ducs|
|2||Anxious Poets Society||Abstractions from New Year’s Agoraphobia|
|3||Caveat Lector VII||University College Dublin’s literary magazine. Two pieces – ‘Kingfisher’ and ‘self portrait as river scene from bird box’|
|Ars Poetica as Nested Memory|
|5||Crazy Little Pyromaniacs||trainspotting in jurong;|
ISN’T BOXING BASICALLY TWO MEN TRYING THEIR BEST TO ALMOST KILL EACH OTHER/ FEEDBACK FOR A FAILED RELATIONSHIP (forthcoming)
|6||Eunoia Review||13 Superstitions for a Damsel in Distress |
In This Story, You Saying How You Feel “All Right” Is Not A Cause for Concern
Regret is Your Favourite Waltz
The Quantum Theory of Letting Go
The Study of the Wrong Things
They Told Me
|7||Food Republic||12 True and Little-known Facts About Swee Choon Dim Sum (forthcoming)|
|8||The Galway Review||Forest Clearing Meditation|
|9||Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Competition, 2019||Narrative that Ends in Dust – 2nd Place|
|10||Golden Point Award,2019||“Confession that Begins in Childhood, and other poems” – 3rd Place, English Poetry|
|11||Keluar Baris||Anthology by the Literature Club in National Junior College|
|13||Mistake House||Odes to Odes to Love|
|14||OF ZOOS||Statistics in Search of Structure (forthcoming)|
|15||Our Poetica||Ars Poetica as Nested Memory|
|16||Quarterly Literary |
|17||Seven Hundred Lines: A Crown of Found//Fount Sonnets||Constraint|
|18||Singapore Art Museum – Signature Art Prize 2018 Poetry Competition||‘Milky Bay’|
|SPWM 2016 – ‘Riddle in Reverse’, ‘Fruitless’|
SPWM 2017 – ‘Fear of Your Empty Beer Glass’
SPWM 2018 – ‘Ode to First Strikes’, ‘Full Life Plan 1999’
|20||SingPoWriMo 2019, Vol 1: The Lines We Navigate||‘Micky Mouse, on Dropping a Bomb Over the Enemies of America in the Thick of WWII’|
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.