About

About

Songs From A Distance is an anthology of 31 poems composed by migrant workers based in Singapore. Written in Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, English, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, and Tamil, these poems offer readers a glimpse into the thoughts, hopes, and dreams ofSingaporeā€™s invisible workforce. Mothers and fathers wonder if their children will grow to resent their absence. A lover longs for union with a beloved who is out of reach. A man weighs what is lost against what is to be gained by travelling to foreign shores. Songs From A Distance celebrates the literary talent of migrant workers and stands at the forefront of an exciting new literary genre. 

Songs From A Distance is published by Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) in collaboration with Potato Productions and Migrant Worker Poetry Competition, Singapore.  

All proceeds go towards supporting migrant worker causes in Singapore.