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Writer and Editor



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Notable awards
Singapore Literature Prize (co-winner; 2014), National Arts Council Golden Point Award (2015)(2013) (2011), National Arts Council Arts Creation Fund (2014)

Sonnets from the Singlish: Poems

Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania

Joshua ip two poems from sonnets from the singlish

Joshua Ip (born 1982, Singapore) is a Singaporean writer and editor.


Joshua ip reads lamenting the lack of private spaces in our country


Joshua Ip 24 Hours at Books Actually The Sun Shines amp The Igloo Melts

Joshua Ip attended ACS(I) and RJC before completing a degree in Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He was mentored by Dr Lee Tzu Pheng and Ms Heng Siok Tian.


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He has published three volumes of poetry and edited three anthologies from Math Paper Press. His first collection, "sonnets from the singlish" (Math Paper Press, 2013) co-won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2014. He won the Golden Point Award for Prose in 2013 for his short story, "The Man Who Turned Into a Photocopier", and was first runner-up for Poetry in 2011. He was selected as one of the National Arts Council's "New Voices of Singapore" in 2014.

Literary Activities

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He founded the inaugural Singapore Poetry Writing Month in April 2014, a movement which gathered poets online to write a poem a day for 30 days. Recent editions reached an audience of 2,600 and included physical events such as MRT-based poetry readings. He runs Sing Lit Station, a literary non-profit that was awarded a National Arts Council seed grant to develop writing in Singapore through literary bootcamps and workshops.

Joshua has represented Singapore at international literary festivals and publishing conferences including the Griffith Review New Asia Now tour of Australia, Asia-Pacific Writers Festival in Bangkok, the Goa Literary Festival, the London Book Fair, and the New York Singapore Literature Festival. He has been a featured writer at the Singapore Writers Festival since 2012.


  • Singapore Literature Prize – Co-winner (English Poetry), 2014
  • National Arts Council Creation Grant, 2014
  • SPH-NAC Golden Point Award – Honorable Mention (Chinese Poetry), 2015
  • SPH-NAC Golden Point Award – Winner (English Prose), 2013
  • SPH-NAC Golden Point Award – First runner-up (English Poetry), 2011
  • References

    Joshua Ip Wikipedia