Edited by Vanessa Lim
Songs From A Distance is an anthology of 31 poems composed by migrant workers based in Singapore. It collects the shortlisted and winning entries from the 2015 and 2016 Migrant Worker Poetry Competition organised by Shivaji Das and his team. The poems come in updated translations and are accompanied by an Introduction by Shivaji Das, an Editor's Note by Vanessa Lim, and a message from the designer Randy Yeo. Presented in a midnight blue cover with the poets' names printed on an exposed spine, Songs From A Distance gives unheard voices a new form, and stands at the forefront of an exciting and emerging literary genre.