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Philippe Beck – A Conversation of Poems



Join Philippe Beck on a poetic journey as he shares his views with American poet Adam Staley Groves from the Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, and Singaporean poet Lim Lee Ching from the Singapore Institute of Management.

This session is moderated by Jeremy Fernando, Fellow of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore.

About Philippe Beck

Philippe Beck is a contemporary French poet, writer, and philosopher. He is Professor of Poetry at The European Graduate School, and of Philosophy at l’Université de Nantes. Beck has a keen interest in the nature of the poetic and his work traverses poetry, prose, and philosophy. He has published 16 books of poetry and was awarded the Grand Prix de Poésie from the French Academy in 2015 in recognition of his poetic oeuvre.

About Lim Lee Ching

Lim Lee Ching teaches literature and interdisciplinary modules at the Singapore Institute of Management. He is the author of The Works of Tomas Tranströmer: The Universality of Poetry (Cambria, 2017), and has edited Peter van de Kamp's 2010 collection of poetry, Scratch & Sniff. Lim's poems have been published in One Imperative and is featured in a collection alongside Geraldine Song's works, To Thee Do We Cry, Poor Banished Children (2013), and Semoga Bahagia (2015). Lim is the founding editor of The Singapore Review of Books.

About Adam Staley Groves

Adam Staley Groves is the author of two complete volumes of poetry, Filial Arcade and Poetry Vocare. An individually published poem Etui was recently adopted to a contemporary classical music composition through Gaudeamus in The Netherlands. 

About Jeremy Fernando

Jeremy Fernando is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow at the European Graduate School, where he is also a Reader in Contemporary Literature & Thought. He has written 18 books that have been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Serbian and Spanish. He is the general editor of the thematic magazine One Imperative; and is a Fellow of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore.

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