The Merlion is the official tourism mascot of Singapore, but The Other Merlion of this anthology introduces the Singapore and Singaporeans that only those who truly know them know.Witty, caustic, naughty, irreverent and full of fun, the poet laughs out loud with his people.
Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic artist, and a literary critic who holdsa doctorate in eighteenth-century literature from Queen Mary, University of London. He has published a graphic novel Myth of the Stone and five collections of verse to date: Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? , One Thousand and One Nights, Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems?, The Other Merlion and Friends, and Haikuku. He is also the editor of Telltale: Eleven Stories, Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore, and Singathology: 50 New Works by Celebrated Singaporean Writers, among others. He further wrote FEAR NO POETRY!: An Essential Guide to Close Reading.