Oneiros by Cyril Wong
"Wong delivers heartbreaking and tender lines of poetry, as light as a dream's remembrance,
as hard-hitting as a dream's sudden flash of insight."
—Jenny Boully, author of The Body: An Essay
"Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, God, the familial dead, Walter Benjamin, Anne Sexton
and the Road Runner all inhabit the same philosophical and poetic plane...the semiotic field
is flattened in a brave thunderclap of reduction, and images begin to drift towards the toroidal
opening of the wormhole some might call awakening, others might call death."
—W. B. Keckler, author of Sanskrit of the Body
"Cyril Wong excavates an archaeology of the self, departing into unpredictable dreamtime
where the gamut of emotions - anger, terror, and joy intermingle with the absurd, the funny,
the surreal, and the intensely personal."
—Mong-Lan, author of Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Art
Cyril Wong is the Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of a dozen collections of poetry, including Unmarked Treasure (2004), Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light (2007), The Dictator's Eyebrow (2013), After You (2014) and The Lover’s Inventory (2015). His novel, The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza (2013), and short story collection, Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories (2014), were published by Epigram Books.