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Posted 5 days ago

We're kicking of a summer of poetry with @triciatralala's debut collection Patient History, a whimsical exploration of illness, pop culture, and fairytales. “Patient history” is a medical term describing the method by which doctors gather information about a patient’s past and present conditions. Yet, how much of a patient’s history do doctors really know, and how much agency do we have in determining our own histories? Tricia Tan won first place in the poetry category at the @nuslibraries Writer's Centre Literary Awards 2024. The citation, read by Victoria Chang @fattery12, reads: "The poems in Patient History navigate a mother's illness through lush imagery and aquarium mind... the cataloguing of beautiful images acts as question marks to an uncertain mind, and the uncertainty amidst illness." Join us at @epigrambookshop at @singaporeartmuseum for a launch event and poetry clinic. Meet the poet Tricia Tan, a young physician who believes in the capacity of words to heal. Listen to selected poems from her collection. EVENT DETAILS: 25 May 2024 (Saturday) 2.00 - 2.30pm: Launch of Patient History 2.30 - 5.30pm: Poetry Clinic Day 1 - attending doctor(s): Mok Zining (Ethos editor); Ng Kah Gay (Ethos publisher) 26 May 2024 (Sunday) 2.30 - 5.30pm: Poetry Clinic Day 2 - attending doctor(s): Kah Gay Pre-order your copy of Patient History from our webstore. Each purchase is also a ticket to a poetry consultation with @kah.gay or @mokzining. Pick up your pre-ordered copy of Patient History as well as the queue number for your consultation from the Ethos folks at Epigram Bookshop on 25 or 26 May. More details on our website! Cover illustration: Tiffany Lovage @lovage

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