“[Guan Liang’s] observations offer no false consolation, only the unsweetened taste of reality, acerbic as black coffee. Drink from this book of poems. Let it wake you up.” —Wong Shu Yun
Join us for a quiet morning of in-house coffee and home-brewed poetry as poet Loh Guan Liang reads personally selected works from his latest collection, Bitter Punch.
Following his first collection, Transparent Strangers, Guan Liang’s interest in the unseen and oft-unconsciously-glossed-over—sights, sounds, smells and, most importantly, people themselves—surfaces once more in Bitter Punch. Uncovering and raising back up to the surface the things that fall through the cracks, each poem is an emotive snapshot of the nuances you missed amidst the bustle of life.
Swing by for a cup of coffee by Monument Coffee Lifestyle feat. Four Barrel Coffee beans, and settle down with the caffeine buzz to Guan Liang’s reading of Bitter Punch at 12 noon.