Three of a Kind

For Faith and Praise I remember sitting at the make-up table in our room writing goodbye letters to mummy, daddy, and each of you, interrupted every now and then by a tear which would spill out until it finally gave way to something like a crying-out-loud – It sounds silly now. I was only moving […]

About Esther Vincent

Esther Vincent is a poet from Singapore, who teaches Literary Arts and Literature at the School of the Arts, Singapore. She writes poetry that resonates on both personal and political levels and believes that poetry should empower, not exclude, engage, not evade. She was co-editor of a poetry anthology, Little Things (2013) and the accompanying Teacher's Guide (2013). Her poems have been published in New Asian Writing (Nov2016), Unhomed (2016), Sound of Mind (2014), LIVEPress Pilot (2014-2015), Little Things (2013), Ceriph #4 (2011) and in Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine Editorial 13. Her poem, "Excuse me, what is your race?" was translated into Russian in To Go To S'pore (2013) by Kirill Cherbitski. She is currently working on a new collection of poems.

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You Were No Accident

For all those who died before their time, and to their families. i. I don’t know you but as I rushed from the bus to the station there was an unsettling emptiness and that’s when I noticed the tape and the tent – there was so much blood. You flowed from the pavement to the […]

About Esther Vincent

Esther Vincent is a poet from Singapore, who teaches Literary Arts and Literature at the School of the Arts, Singapore. She writes poetry that resonates on both personal and political levels and believes that poetry should empower, not exclude, engage, not evade. She was co-editor of a poetry anthology, Little Things (2013) and the accompanying Teacher's Guide (2013). Her poems have been published in New Asian Writing (Nov2016), Unhomed (2016), Sound of Mind (2014), LIVEPress Pilot (2014-2015), Little Things (2013), Ceriph #4 (2011) and in Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine Editorial 13. Her poem, "Excuse me, what is your race?" was translated into Russian in To Go To S'pore (2013) by Kirill Cherbitski. She is currently working on a new collection of poems.

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The other woman aka Stepmother

Cinderella hates me and rightly so I would too if some woman came back home with my father so recent after my mother’s passing so why did I do it, you ask out of desperation, he seemed nice that or marry the brute who’s been pestering my father for my hand, giving my family no […]

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Rapunzel, untangled

Mother’s been bugging me to leave the tower she can’t stand me moping around I don’t mope, I told her, I just like staying home –admiring the view, the gardens, the garden– a lot, that’s all, apparently too much for her liking I know you’ve heard some rumors about my hair let me set the […]

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Three little pricks (An account by Mr. Wolf)

I’ve had it with those little pricks this time they’ve gone too far first my fruits then my land I heard they’re now after my fur to bully an old lone wolf like that is really too much even for three pigs–pricks! a wolf’s got his dignity & pride I tried to talk nice the […]

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Snow White and the 7 Pygmies

my seven dear friends told me what happened while I was sleeping apparently a man disguised as a prince tried to kiss me! must have been some audacious explorer thank god my friends woke me up in time needless to say, he got what he deserved he won’t be doing much kissing anytime soon, or […]

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All in favour of #theConservativeMajority, Wear White!

A satire on the ‘Wear White’ campaign against Pink Dot 2014, Singapore The devil doesn’t wear Prada but the pious garb of #theConservativeMajority, pour me another glass of bigotry! Modern day pastors and quasi-politicians pull the cards of Religion and Morality in the name of #theConservativeMajority, crucify and slay the LGBT community. Rally! Rally! Wear […]

About Esther Vincent

Esther Vincent is a poet from Singapore, who teaches Literary Arts and Literature at the School of the Arts, Singapore. She writes poetry that resonates on both personal and political levels and believes that poetry should empower, not exclude, engage, not evade. She was co-editor of a poetry anthology, Little Things (2013) and the accompanying Teacher's Guide (2013). Her poems have been published in New Asian Writing (Nov2016), Unhomed (2016), Sound of Mind (2014), LIVEPress Pilot (2014-2015), Little Things (2013), Ceriph #4 (2011) and in Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine Editorial 13. Her poem, "Excuse me, what is your race?" was translated into Russian in To Go To S'pore (2013) by Kirill Cherbitski. She is currently working on a new collection of poems.

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SkinnyMint Me

I want to be like Barbie (I bet she drinks tea, not just any other tea, it’s got to be S k i n n y M i n t, TeaTox). #DareToBeGorgeous #DiscoverTheNewYou The skinny’s in the mint. There’s mint in the skinny. Don’t you see? This tea, it burns fat, boosts metabolism, breaks your buck but […]

About Esther Vincent

Esther Vincent is a poet from Singapore, who teaches Literary Arts and Literature at the School of the Arts, Singapore. She writes poetry that resonates on both personal and political levels and believes that poetry should empower, not exclude, engage, not evade. She was co-editor of a poetry anthology, Little Things (2013) and the accompanying Teacher's Guide (2013). Her poems have been published in New Asian Writing (Nov2016), Unhomed (2016), Sound of Mind (2014), LIVEPress Pilot (2014-2015), Little Things (2013), Ceriph #4 (2011) and in Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine Editorial 13. Her poem, "Excuse me, what is your race?" was translated into Russian in To Go To S'pore (2013) by Kirill Cherbitski. She is currently working on a new collection of poems.

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