Sunday, July 17, 2022

2 New Poems in Tiger Moth Review


There are two new poems from the new manuscript “The Next World” recently published in Tiger Moth Review, Issue 8. 


 Cover image for Issue 8: Flying Foxes, Singapore, 2021 © Robert Zhao Renhui


The Tiger Moth Review, edited by Esther Vincent Xueming, is an eco-conscious journal based in Singapore that publishes art and literature engaging with the themes of nature, culture, the environment and ecology.


Esther Vincent Xueming is the author of Red Earth (Blue Cactus Press, 2021), and co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Poetry Moves (Ethos Books, 2020) and Little Things (Ethos Books, 2013), and Making Kin, an ecofeminist anthology of personal essays by women writers in Singapore (Ethos Books).


You can find an interview here.


Issue 8 includes writers and artists from around the globe, including Francisco Palemón Arcos, Zhang Zhihao, Rachel Rix, Robert Zhao Renhui, Audrey Tan Hui En, Jessica Bryant Klagmann, Daryl Li, Sophia Naz, Claire Matturro, and Joe Bisicchia…


Here's the beginning of one of the poems:


What’s not there calls to me


What’s not there calls to me. Can you hear it? Wind over an

empty bottle half-buried in sand, edge of the high-tide line.


Spray lifts off foam, becomes a seagull, becomes a grey veil.

I sometimes make lists of things that have replaced what’s no


longer there…


You can find the poems here.