Gaudy Boy

Gaudy Boy From Latin "gaudium" meaning joy, Gaudy Boy is a new press publishing voices of Asian heritage that seek to delight readers.

From the Latin "gaudium" meaning joy, Gaudy Boy publishes Asian writing that seeks to delight readers. The name is taken from “Gaudy Turnout,” a poem by Singaporean author Arthur Yap, about his time abroad in Leeds, UK. Similarly inspired, Gaudy Boy brings literary works by authors of Asian heritage to the attention of an American audience. We are interested in publishing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction of exceptional merit. Please query Jee Leong Koh at [email protected] with a book proposal.

7 more days to enter your poems to the 5th Singapore Poetry Contest!
07/08/2019

7 more days to enter your poems to the 5th Singapore Poetry Contest!

7 more days to enter your poems to the 5th Singapore Poetry Contest! Deadline July 15. Awards USD100, 50, 20. No entry fee.

Singapore Unbound’s SP Blog is holding its fifth annual poetry contest. We are looking for poems that include the word “Singapore” (or its variants) in some creative manner. The poems do not have to be about Singapore; in fact, we prefer it if the poems are not about Singapore. They just have to use the word “Singapore” in a way significant to the poems’ own subject and method. Read the winners of last year's contest for fine examples: https://singaporeunbound.org/blog/2018/7/10/4th-singapore-poetry-contest-results

Contest guidelines: https://singaporeunbound.org/opportunities

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Last Thursday, Larry read for his family and friends at a beautiful restaurant in Cebu. It’s so heartening to see ever...
07/01/2019

Last Thursday, Larry read for his family and friends at a beautiful restaurant in Cebu. It’s so heartening to see everyone immersed in a night of poetry and lovely company. && check out Larry’s very own book cake! 👅 THE TROPICS has truly forged a life of its own.

Gaudy Boy author Lawrence Ypil reading in Cebu, the Philippines. You'd love meeting him.
06/17/2019

Gaudy Boy author Lawrence Ypil reading in Cebu, the Philippines. You'd love meeting him.

The UP Cebu Creative Writing Program will host a book discussion and book signing for Larry Ypil's new book, The Experiment of the Tropics, this June 19, 2019 (6-8pm) at the Jose T. Joya Gallery, UP Cebu. The event is FREE and open to the public.

"Unlike the conquistadors who cast a long shadow across these pages, Ypil does not treat what he finds as terra nullius....
06/10/2019
Beds in the East, and The Experiment of the Tropics

"Unlike the conquistadors who cast a long shadow across these pages, Ypil does not treat what he finds as terra nullius. The building blocks of language that he lands on in these first poems are already there, alive and familiar, like the gestures of a loved one."

Read this moving review of THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS by Theophi Kwek — https://hkrbooks.com/2019/05/27/beds-in-the-east-and-the-experiment-of-the-tropics/?fbclid=IwAR0h0TJnpiwnF9rok5UtILFWNA3MNrQjWkKHW6ytyotZg5GdxGuhDb_YqOk

Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Experiment-Tropics-Lawrence-Lacambra-Ypil/dp/0982814259

Theophilus Kwek reviews two new collections of poetry.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE GIVEAWAY..Looking for a good summer read? ☀️🏖 ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a cop...
06/09/2019

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE GIVEAWAY
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Looking for a good summer read? ☀️🏖 ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a copy of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE by our lovely Jenifer Park! ✨
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To enter, follow @gaudyboySU, like this post and tag 3 friends on it!
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Ends at 11:59pm EDT on 6/22/2019. Entries are limited to the United States and Singapore. We will pick 3 lucky winners and DM you.
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#bookgiveaway #giveaway #bookstagram #gaudyboysu #asianwriters #igbooks #poetry

Last day! Submit to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize! Judge Vijay Seshadri.Award: USD1,000+PublicationEntry Fee: USD1...
05/15/2019

Last day! Submit to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize! Judge Vijay Seshadri.

Award: USD1,000+Publication
Entry Fee: USD10

Open to poets of Asian descent residing anywhere in the world. Guidelines: https://singaporeunbound.org/opportunities

5 more days! Submit your poetry manuscript to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize!Deadline May 15Award: USD1,000+Publica...
05/11/2019

5 more days! Submit your poetry manuscript to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize!

Deadline May 15
Award: USD1,000+Publication
Entry Fee: USD10

The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript of original Anglophone poetry by an author of Asian heritage residing anywhere in the world. Guidelines: https://singaporeunbound.org/opportunities

12 more days to submit your poetry manuscript to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize! Deadline May 15Award: USD1,000+Pub...
05/04/2019

12 more days to submit your poetry manuscript to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize!

Deadline May 15
Award: USD1,000+Publication
Entry Fee: USD10

The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript of original Anglophone poetry by an author of Asian heritage residing anywhere in the world. The winner receives book publication and USD1,000.00. Guidelines: https://singaporeunbound.org/opportunities

12 more days to submit your poetry manuscript to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize!

Deadline May 15
Award: USD1,000+Publication
Entry Fee: USD10

The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript of original Anglophone poetry by an author of Asian heritage residing anywhere in the world. The winner receives book publication and USD1,000.00. Guidelines: https://singaporeunbound.org/opportunities

12 more days to submit your poetry manuscript to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize! Deadline May 15Award: USD1,000+Pub...
05/04/2019

12 more days to submit your poetry manuscript to the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize!

Deadline May 15
Award: USD1,000+Publication
Entry Fee: USD10

The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript of original Anglophone poetry by an author of Asian heritage residing anywhere in the world. The winner receives book publication and USD1,000.00. Guidelines: https://singaporeunbound.org/opportunities

Thank you for the shout-out, The Unpublishables! Definitely remember to send in your submission for the Second Gaudy Boy...
04/28/2019
The Unpublishables

Thank you for the shout-out, The Unpublishables! Definitely remember to send in your submission for the Second Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize if you have a manuscript you're dying to share with everyone.

Also, check out The Unpublishables, a literary space where Asians from all walks of life share their stories!

“The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript of original Anglophone poetry by an author of Asian heritage residing anywhere in the world. The winner receives book publication and USD1,000.00.”

We love these talented poets Jenifer Sang Eun Park and Lawrence Ypil! If you haven’t read AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE or TH...
04/26/2019

We love these talented poets Jenifer Sang Eun Park and Lawrence Ypil!

If you haven’t read AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE or THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS yet, check them out here: singaporeunbound.org/gaudyboy

Shout-out to Ng Yi-Sheng, an acclaimed Singaporean poet for his review of our publication:THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS,...
04/20/2019

Shout-out to Ng Yi-Sheng, an acclaimed Singaporean poet for his review of our publication:
THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS, by Lawrence Ypil. In case you didn't see my post about the book launch, this is a collection of poems inspired by century-old photos of the poet's homeland, Cebu: not only descriptions but imagined projections, playing with the strange, unnatural longings of nostalgia, together with the tensions of bourgeois serenity and festival in a time of great violence. It's not quite historical, though: there is nothing in the way of facts or famous names or locations, just that contemporary tension with a shadow of the past. Nor are there obvious details of the contemporary: this was begun at the University of Iowa and completed in Singapore, yet the here and now that might refer it to #americanlit or #sglit is missing. Just features suspended in space. Like a photograph. #yishreads #philippineliterature
Would you like to read it for yourself?
Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Experiment-Tropics-Lawr…/…/0982814259

"After reading Jenifer Sang Eun Park, I am more willing to accept life’s inevitable excess, though it’s terrifying: ...
04/15/2019

"After reading Jenifer Sang Eun Park, I am more willing to accept life’s inevitable excess, though it’s terrifying: 'I’m afraid of looking into the horse’s eyes and finding in that single gaze the meaning of both hatred and love.'"

We love Spencer Quong's recommendation of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE in The Paris Review!

Purchase HORSE here: https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Horse-Jenifer-Sang-Park/dp/0982814240

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/04/12/staff-picks-horses-heaney-and-hypebeasts/

Our readers are all excited to check out the latest publications, THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS by Lawrence Lacambra Ypi...
04/08/2019

Our readers are all excited to check out the latest publications, THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS by Lawrence Lacambra Ypil and AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE by Jenifer Sang Eun Park!

Have you picked up your copy at https://singaporeunbound.org/gaudyboy/?

Today is the day! We are so excited to announce that both THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS by Lawrence Lacambra Ypil and AU...
04/06/2019

Today is the day! We are so excited to announce that both THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS by Lawrence Lacambra Ypil and AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE by Jenifer Sang Eun Park are out today. We'll be sharing more of these photos from our launch at Asian American Writers' Workshop soon!

Find out where you can purchase these poetry books here: https://singaporeunbound.org/gaudyboy/

Alfian Sa'at brought the best of Singapore to AWP Portland. We're so proud to be the publisher of his scintillating coll...
03/30/2019

Alfian Sa'at brought the best of Singapore to AWP Portland. We're so proud to be the publisher of his scintillating collection of stories MALAY SKETCHES. T8085

#awp19 #asianlit #sglit #fiction #books #bookshelf #bookstagram #bookgram

Reserve a seat for our event on Thursday to celebrate the two winners of the Gaudy Boy Poetry Prize: Jenifer Sang Eun Pa...
03/29/2019

Reserve a seat for our event on Thursday to celebrate the two winners of the Gaudy Boy Poetry Prize: Jenifer Sang Eun Park and Lawrence Lacambra Ypil!

https://aaww.org/curation/memory-vessels/

EVENT IN NYC: Have you ever held a beloved object--say, an old photograph or a faded letter--and found yourself transported back into a space of memory? Come see four poets read works engaging with the space of memory and migration: Jenifer Sang Eun Park, who wrote an experimental autobiography about a horse; Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, who explores the American occupation of the Philippines; Hai Dang-Phan, whose poems and translations retrace his family's migration from Vietnam; and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, who sift through memories of her father and mother and the landscape of Hyderabad. Introduced by AAWW Asia Editor Kaitlin Rees.

RESERVE A SEAT FOR THURS 4/4: https://aaww.org/curation/memory-vessels/

Gaudy Boy is proud to co-present with the Asian American Writers' Workshop a NYC reading by Lawrence Ypil and Jenifer Pa...
03/29/2019

Gaudy Boy is proud to co-present with the Asian American Writers' Workshop a NYC reading by Lawrence Ypil and Jenifer Park. Also featuring Hai Dang-Phan and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem. Come join us!

EVENT IN NYC: Have you ever held a beloved object--say, an old photograph or a faded letter--and found yourself transported back into a space of memory? Come see four poets read works engaging with the space of memory and migration: Jenifer Sang Eun Park, who wrote an experimental autobiography about a horse; Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, who explores the American occupation of the Philippines; Hai Dang-Phan, whose poems and translations retrace his family's migration from Vietnam; and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, who sift through memories of her father and mother and the landscape of Hyderabad. Introduced by AAWW Asia Editor Kaitlin Rees.

RESERVE A SEAT FOR THURS 4/4: https://aaww.org/curation/memory-vessels/

Lawrence Lacambra Ypil and Alfian Sa'at with their Gaudy Boy books! What makes them happy makes us happy. They will sign...
03/28/2019

Lawrence Lacambra Ypil and Alfian Sa'at with their Gaudy Boy books! What makes them happy makes us happy. They will sign their books at AWP T8085.

#asianlit #bookgram #poetry #poetsofinstagram #fiction #asianlit #books #booksgram #instabook #sglit

Horse is in the house! Come for the book signing of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE by Jenifer Sang Eun Park on Friday, 11 am, at...
03/28/2019

Horse is in the house! Come for the book signing of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE by Jenifer Sang Eun Park on Friday, 11 am, at Gaudy Boy table T8085.

#asianlit #bookgram #poetry #poetsofinstagram #book #bookshelf #bookstagram #americanliterature #goodread #goodreads

Come by T8085 and look at what Gaudy Boy has to offer! Book signing by Lawrence Ypil today.
03/28/2019

Come by T8085 and look at what Gaudy Boy has to offer! Book signing by Lawrence Ypil today.

All set up for tomorrow! Check us out at AWP Portland Table 8085. We have the books that blow your mind.
03/27/2019

All set up for tomorrow! Check us out at AWP Portland Table 8085. We have the books that blow your mind.

Gaudy Boy's cover photo
03/23/2019

Gaudy Boy's cover photo

We will be at the AWP Conference next week in Portland! 📚 We'd love to see you at our author signings and panel event...
03/20/2019

We will be at the AWP Conference next week in Portland! 📚 We'd love to see you at our author signings and panel event. Stop by and visit us at table - T8085!

Learn more about our books here: https://singaporeunbound.org/gaudyboy/

Happy International Women's Day! We are celebrating by reading some of our favorite authors including our own Jenifer Sa...
03/08/2019

Happy International Women's Day! We are celebrating by reading some of our favorite authors including our own Jenifer Sang Eun Park. Read her true story spurred by a tormented, pathological, and, ultimately, redemptive imagination.

It comes out in April but can be pre-ordered here: https://amzn.to/2B4NPeB

Congratulations to our dear poet-essayist, Lawrence Ypil for winning the Ani ng Dangal award! 🎉 The "Harvest of Honor...
03/06/2019

Congratulations to our dear poet-essayist, Lawrence Ypil for winning the Ani ng Dangal award! 🎉 The "Harvest of Honors" award is one of the top cultural honors in the Philippines given by by the National Commission of Cultural and the Arts under the President’s Office. Well done Lawrence, we are so happy for you!
If you would like to read his work, definitely check out “The Experiment of the Tropics: Poems”. You can pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2FZdJ6U

Here’s what Singapore poet, Cyril Wong (Cy Rai) said about our upcoming publication: “Autobiography of Horse is deli...
03/01/2019

Here’s what Singapore poet, Cyril Wong (Cy Rai) said about our upcoming publication:

“Autobiography of Horse is deliciously pathological. ‘In the horse, I saw the possibilities of my own body’, the author confesses. As readers or bewildered voyeurs, we receive a guilt-free pass in galloping to cantering alongside the poet’s spirit animal—neither anima nor animus, as Jung would define it, but something in between and altogether beyond—across a layered terrain of centrifugal anecdote, centripetal self-questioning, and orgiastic, metaphorical dressage."

You can pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2B4NPeB

"Instead of seeing the world in such dualistic terms as East versus West, North versus South, we envision the gathering ...
02/28/2019
Gaudy Boy

"Instead of seeing the world in such dualistic terms as East versus West, North versus South, we envision the gathering of the most progressive elements everywhere, and the publication of such a gathering in our list."

Check out Jee Leong Koh's full interview on Entropy!

Instead of seeing the world in such dualistic terms as East versus West, North versus South, we envision the gathering of the most progressive elements everywhere, and the publication of such a gathering in our list.

2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book PrizeDeadline: May 15, 2019Award: USD1,000+PublicationEntry Fee: USD10The Gaudy Boy Poetry Boo...
02/14/2019

2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Award: USD1,000+Publication
Entry Fee: USD10

The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript of original Anglophone poetry by an author of Asian heritage residing anywhere in the world. The winner receives book publication and USD1,000.00. Judge Vijay Seshadri. Details: https://singaporeunbound.org/opportunities

We are thrilled to share with you the cover for AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE by Jenifer Sang Eun Park, our other publication o...
01/27/2019

We are thrilled to share with you the cover for AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HORSE by Jenifer Sang Eun Park, our other publication of the year, also out on April 6, 2019! Our cover designer, Flora Chan, was inspired by the poem's visceral journey of hardening and breaking, unraveling and stitching back. Like the boldness of the dissonant typographic form, the volatile, obsessive, and frenetic energy of her work will reverberate in your mind for days to come. Consider yourself warned; this book will haunt you.

You can pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2B4NPeB

We are thrilled to reveal the cover for THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS by Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, out on April 6, 2019! O...
01/26/2019

We are thrilled to reveal the cover for THE EXPERIMENT OF THE TROPICS by Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, out on April 6, 2019! Our cover designer Flora Chan was inspired by the terrestrial quality of Lawrence’s poems with its topographical language and archival photographs. What lies before your eyes is the map of the Philippines taken apart and rearranged, province by province, reflecting the sense of nostalgia, flux and displacement in his work. This gorgeous, lyrical collection will linger in your mind.

You can pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2FZdJ6U

One of the best bookstores in Singapore to get lost in 💞...#singapore #booksactually #bookstore #indiebookstore #read...
01/22/2019

One of the best bookstores in Singapore to get lost in 💞
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#singapore #booksactually #bookstore #indiebookstore #reading📖 #bookshelf

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