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© 2019 by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

As a journalist, Desmond most enjoyed covering entertainment and

lifestyle stories. Pictured here are some snapshots of his celebrity features.

 

These days, his writing seems more comfortable in poetry and fiction.

It’s the literary arts that consumes his time nowadays.

INTERVIEWS

Proust Questionnaire: 17 Questions

By Yeow Kai Chai

Quarterly Literary Review Singapore​

An Interview with Poet and Post-Structuralist Thinker: Desmond Kon

By Jason Eng Hun Lee & Tammy Ho Lai Ming

Hong Kong Review of Books

Entry Points of Happy Chance

with Desmond Kon

By Azizah Siddique

Public Libraries Singapore 

Philosopher, Hermit, Journalist, Historian, Poet

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

Featured Author Interview

By Lark Vernon Timmons

Pirene’s Fountain

On Meeting Gertrude Stein with

Local Wordsmith Desmond Kon

By Cally Cheung

Popspoken

In Love with Words

By Ashley Choo

The Urbanwire

Goal: An Interview with Poetry World Cup Winner Desmond Kon

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

Of Theology, Forms, and Absence 

By Divya Victor

Jacket2

Writers Spotlight

By Lisa Lip

The Arts House Feb/Mar 2019

The Anti-Art Author

By Althea Duncombe​

Singapore Book Council Blog

Of Pots and Poets

By Shermaine Yeo

The Urbanwire

 

Poet of the Month

By Jacob Silkstone

The Missing Slate

Wrestling with Words

By Elizabeth Goh

The Urbanwire

Ask the Author

By Roxane Gay

PANK

Featured Author Interview

By Pamela Ho

The A List

Three Poems Plus Q&A

By Press 53

Prime Number Magazine

CRITICISM & REVIEWS

 

Critical Introduction

By Samuel Caleb Wee

Poetry.sg

Book Reviews: The Good Day

I Died – By Desmond Kon

By Mitali Chakravarty

Modern Literature

Review: The Arbitrary Sign​

By Mandy Pannett

Rain Taxi Review

Dissecting Love & Language

By Stephanie Studzinski

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Review: I Didn’t Know Mani Was

A Conceptualist

By Mandy Pannett

Kitaab

Sound, Sense, and Story: Narrativity

and Poeticity in the Contemporary

Lyric Poem

By Samuel Wee Ting Han

DR-NTU Institutional Repository

Literary Commentary:

“First Language, Second Tongue: 

Singapore Literature in English”

Edited by Koh Tai Ann

Singapore Chronicles: Literature

Literary Commentary:

“dame de compagnie :: lady of company”

By Paul Hetherington & Cassandra Atherton

Prose Poetry: An Introduction

[Forthcoming]

Review: Singular Acts of Endearment

By Mandy Pannett

Kitaab

Where Have All The Critics Gone?

By Joshua Ip

SingPoWriMo 2019 Issue 2

Creating Artifice: Between Page

and Objet d’Art

By Desmond Kon

WTC British Council Singapore

Mining the Limits of Literary

Experience

By Lark Vernon Timmons

Pirene’s Fountain

Review: Sanctuary Short Fiction

By Breadley Winterton

Taipei Times

Review: Babel Via Negativa

By Mandy Pannett

Kitaab

Top Writing Tips

By Desmond Kon

WTC British Council Singapore

Singapore Shelf: 10 Reads for February

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Life!

Review: I Didn’t Know Mani Was

A Conceptualist

By Eileen Tabios

Galatea Resurrects

Review: Sanctus Sanctus Dirgha

Sanctus

By Mandy Pannett

Kitaab

Summer Reads: Desmond Kon

Zhicheng-Mingdé’s Top Three

By Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Lantern Review

Singapore Shelf: Anima Methodi

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Life!

Singapore Shelf: Ars Moriendi

By Akshita Nanda

The Straits Times Life!

Review: Union Anthology

By Linda Ashok

The Rumpus

Editors Corner: Books Were

Looking Forward To

By Iris A. Law

Lantern Review

Review: I Didnt Know Mani

Was A Conceptualist

By Robin Choo

npTribune

Summer Reads: Issue 1 Contributor Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

By Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Lantern Review

PRESS

Must We Define Singapore’s Literary Voice For It To Be Recognised?

By Beatrice Bowers

Lifestyle Asia

From a Light Maze on The Padang to Promenade Theatre by Disabled Performers: 7 Highlights of the Light To Night Festival 2020

By Ong Sor Fern

The Straits Times Life!

7 Breathtaking Programmes You Cant Miss at Light to Night Festival 2020

By Time Out Singapore in partnership

with National Gallery Singapore

Time Out Singapore

S’pore’s Light To Night Festival 2020 Returns 10 Jan With Interactive Art Installations Inspired By Local Poets

By Vera Leng

Hype & Stuff

Light to Night 2020 at Asian

Civilisations Museum

By Singapore Art Week

The A List

Escape Into Art

By Ong Sor Fern

The Straits Times Life!

Light to Night Festival 2020–Bring

Your Imagination to the Invisible Cities

By Rachel Neoh

Hype & Stuff

Sonnets Commissioned by Light to

Night Festival 2020: Invisible Cities

By National Gallery Singapore

nationalgallery.com

Poetry Forms in Fashion​

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Life!

10 Books to Look Out For in

Singapores Bicentennial Year

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Life!

Singapore: Top 12 Writers and Titles

to Watch

By Teri Tan

Publishers Weekly

An Irish Literary Summer School

in Singapore

By Neil Murphy

The Irish Times

Winners of the SLP: English Poetry

By Singapore Book Council

Singapore Literature Prize: 

Celebrating Our Writers 1992–2018

Local Writers and Readers Mourn

Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Life!

Desmond Kon Wins Gold at

2016 Living Now Book Awards

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

Best Singapore Poems Over Past

Two Years Collected in a Book

By Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh

The Straits Times Life!

Singapore’s First Migrant Festival ​

By Tristan Chan

South China Morning Post

Singapore Author Wins American

Book Award

By Lee Jian Xuan

The Straits Times Life!

Country Spotlight: Singapore

By Teri Tan

Publishers Weekly

New Museum to Publish 2015

Triennial Poetry Book

By Dan Duray

ARTnews

Graphic Novel Gets Nod

for Lit Prize

By Lee Jian Xuan

The Straits Times Life!

Desmond Kon’s Twin Win at 2015

Living Now Book Awards

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

In Search of the Great Singapore Novel

By Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh

The Straits Times Life!

Singapore Literature Prize Hands Out

24 Awards to 22 Authors

By News Desk

TODAYonline

Leonard Cohen: Singapore Writers

and Musicians Pay Tribute to Him

By Eddino Abdul Hadi

The Straits Times Life!

Author Behind Hit Netflix Series

13 Reasons Why Will Be at

Singapore Writers Festival​

By Mayo Martin

Channel NewsAsia

Sonny Liew’s ‘Charlie Chan’ Leads Singapore Literature Prizes

By Dennis Abrams

Publishing Perspectives

Read Local

By News Desk

The Business Times

The 19th Singapore Writers Festival Attracts Record Attendances

By Media Centre

National Arts Council

Poetry Festival Singapore Features

First Poetic Drama

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Life!

Singapores Literary Scene

Enjoying Revival

By Lee Jian Xuan

The Straits Times Life!

Mapping the Literary Roots Between ASEAN and India

By Mitali Chakravarty

Kitaab

Singapore Literature Prize

By News Desk

Channel NewsAsia

S’pore Writers Fest 2015: On

Translations, Paintings and Football

By Mayo Martin

TODAYonline

Historic Poetry Win at National

Indie Excellence Book Awards

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

S’pore Art: Top Picks for 2014

By Mayo Martin

TODAYonline

The Ekphrases of Eye/Feel/Write:

Writing About Architecture

By Sucharita Dutta-Asane

Kitaab

American Writers Festival in

Singapore

By News Desk

TODAYonline

Singaporeans in Ipoh Old Town

By Ista

Eksentrika

Singapore: Poetry at the Planetarium

By Team Kitaab

Kitaab

The Ten Best Poets From Singapore

By Tarandip Kaur

Culture Trip

Record Number of Awards at 2016 Singapore Literature Prize Ceremony

By News Desk

Asia Today

Kon Clinches Silver at 2015

Independent Publisher Book Awards

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

State of the Arts: July 12 to 19

By Mayo Martin

TODAYonline

Ten Singaporean Poets You Must

Know About

By Karen George

Marie France Asia

Kon’s Double Win at Beverly Hills International Book Awards

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

Singapore Writers Festival 2015:

A Party of Words, Pop, Drama

By Media Centre

National Arts Council

Poetry 2.0

By Tan Teck Heng

The Business Times

Spore Wins Poetry World Cup Against Pakistan

By Mayo Martin

TODAYonline

Writers Fest Ends on a High

By Corrie Tan

AsiaOne

Desmond Kon: Singular Acts of Endearment

By National Arts Council

Fiction Singapore 2015/16

Poetry in Motion

By Loretta Perera

Singapore Magazine

CausewayEXchange In Ipoh

By Ili Aqilah Yus Amirul

Ipoh Echo

Kon’s Four-Region Sweep at the

2016 USA Regional Excellence

Book Awards

By Zafar Anjum

Kitaab

Inaugural Writers-in-the-Gardens Residency Programme

By Media Centre

National Arts Council

5 Fun Events to Attend at Singapore

Writers Festival—Even if You Hate

Reading

By SG-Promoted

SG Magazine

Four Paths To Joy: Poetry Reading

& Discussion

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Life!

Frightfully Good Writers Festival

By Victoria Barker

AsiaOne