Invented by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Eric Tinsay Valles, the anima methodi is a made-in-Singapore poetic form, comprising two stanzas of 16 lines, a volta, repetitions, and a meta sensibility. In this anthology, over 70 writers have engaged with the form, coming up with their own expressions of it. Some attempt as close a structural reflection of the formal requirements, while others create exciting variations through textual experimentation. Through its unique characteristics, the anima methodi allows great authorial introspection, while providing an open enough structure for authors to create intriguing innovations. Indeed, this anthology represents another rare collectible that pulls together poems of a distinctly unique poetic form.
The contributors include:
Aaric Tan Xiang Yeow, Al Lim, Alvin Tan, Alyssa Marie Loo, Andrea Yew, Andy Winter, Carissa Cheow, Cass Zheng Xiwen, Charlene Shepherdson, Cheyenne Chia Kai Ru, Chris Mooney-Singh, Crispin Rodrigues, Damon Chua, Daniel H. Dugas, Darienne Sim, David Cheng, Denise Heng, Drima Chakraborty, Dylan Randall Wong, Eden Low, Edward Eng, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Elijah Wong Man Shun, Faith Christine Lai, Gwyneth Teo, Hedy Habra, Hidhir Razak, Ho Kin Yunn, Iain Lim Jun Rui, Ian Chung, Jack Xi, Jake Lai, Jared Ho Chit Yin, Jerome Lim Jit How, Jocelyn Suarez, Jonathan B. Chan, Joses Ho, Joshua Ip, Joshua Lim, Kendrick Loo, Kishore Kumar Kalai Chalvan, Kok Wei Liang, Lai Keng Yu, Lim Ray Zheng Valen, Lin Yanxiang, Low Kian Seh, Lune Loh, Margaret L. Devadason, Maroula Blades, Max Pasakorn, Migs Bravo Dutt, Min Lim, Morris Yang, Ng Yi-Sheng, Ng Yu Ci Faye, Nicholas Quek Wei Sheng, Nicole Emma Low, Nicole Fang Si Min, Ouyang Yingzhao, Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Qamar Firdaus Saini, Rodrigo Dela Peña Jr., Russ Hoe, Ryan Foo Mao Yao, Sarah Tan Shu Ling, Shikha Malaviya, Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal, Sofia Amanda Bening, Tasreen Kaur, Valerie Leblanc, Vanessa Teo, Wahid Al Mamun, Wen Xianda, Yeo Jian Wei Benedict.
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