Valles, Eric Francis Tinsay

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Eric Tinsay Valles captures snatches of home in exile, whether physical or spiritual. He was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize and won a Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing prize for poems in his second collection, After the Fall (dirges among ruins). His first poetry book was A World in Transit. He co-edited the Get Lucky anthology of Singapore and Filipino writings and Sg Poems 2015-2016. He has been featured in Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry, & Words, Reflecting on the Merlion, Southeast Asian Review of English, Routledge’s New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, The Achieve of, the Mastery (to be released by UP Press soon) and other publications. His critical essays have appeared in The Asiatic and Writing Diaspora. He has been invited to read poetry or commentaries at Baylor, Melbourne and Oxford Universities as well as Kistrech Poetry Festival. He is a director of the Poetry Festival (Singapore).

WORKS

Poetry Collections:
1. After the Fall (dirges among ruins) [Ethos Books: 2014]
2. A World in Transit (Ethos Books: 2011)

Co-edited Anthologies:
3. Sg Poems 2015-2016 (Ethos Books: 2016)
4. Get Lucky (Ethos Books: 2015)

Published Poems:
5. “Wayang Kulit,” Straits Times (2016): http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/wayang-kulit
6. “Grazing,” The Achieve of, the Mastery (to be released by UP Press this year)
7. “Independence Day in Hong Lim Park,” Under the Storm Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry (2011)

Critical Essays:
8. “Voices in Edwin Thumboo's Poetry,” Inter-disciplinary Press’s Writing Diaspora (2014)
9. The Asiatic (2013).
10. “Creativity in the Merlion State,” Multilingual Matters-published The Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21 st Century (2012)

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