Reviews and Media

REVIEWS

2023

Sign Language for the Death of Reason reviewed in:
Tears in the Fence (UK) Issue 77, review by Young Keats winner Olivia Tuck.

Landfall online (NZ), review by Shana Chandra
‘In her devastating collection of poetry, Sign Language for the Death of Reason, Linda Collins traverses the aftermath of her teenage daughter’s death by suicide and explores this notion of searching for the signs we use to try to make sense of death—and help restore our sense of home.’ (Extract)
https://landfallreview.com/haunted-by-home/#more-5508

Reviews by me of publications:

Of New Singapore Poetries, edited by Marylyn Tan and Jee Leong Koh.
https://mekongreview.com/tag/linda-collins/

 At the Point of Seeing (Otago University Press) by Megan Kitching.
https://www.nzreviewofbooks.com/at-the-point-of-seeing-by-megan-kitching/

2022

Review of poetry collection Sign Language for the Death of Reason in Singapore’s main literary journal, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review Singapore):
http://www.qlrs.com/critique.asp?id=1761

2021:
https://www.pressreader.com/australia/the-australian-womens-weekly/20200910/282333977310218

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/breaking-the-silence-on-suicide-mental-health-and-adjusting-to-loss-of-loved-ones/FDN2RTSBGHZXQTCBUTZCYJR4ZY/

https://landfallreview.com/the-worst-thing-you-can-ever-do/

https://artsequator.com/review-loss-adjustment/

https://wellsouth.nz/community/mh-concerns/books-on-prescription/resource/loss-adjustment

https://hail.to/tui-motu-interislands-magazine/publication/KrJM98L/article/J1Axtwj

https://www.silverkris.com/books-to-read-singapore-writers-festival-cyril-wong/

2020:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/300142839/book-review-loss-adjustment-by-linda-collins

http://www.qlrs.com/critique.asp?id=1523

https://www.sassymamasg.com/book-loss-adjustment-teen-suicide-singapore/

https://kitaab.org/2020/01/16/in-memory-of-victoria-how-a-mother-adjusts-to-loss-of-motherhood/

Reviewed in print version of The NZ Listener, November.

2019:
https://singaporeunbound.org/blog/2019/11/14/adjusting-for-the-loss

https://wordmothers.com/2019/09/17/loss-adjustment-by-linda-collins-book-review/

https://www.cleo.com.sg/adulting/wellness/loss-adjustment-book-excerpt/

RADIO

Kathryn Ryan interview NZ, 2020, Nine to Noon:
https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018772962/kiwi-journalist-linda-collins-on-breaking-the-suicide-taboo

89.3FM Singapore, Michelle Martin interview, Sept 2019.

PODCASTS AND VIDEO INTERVIEWS
With Singapore medical students advocacy, @THIRDSPACING,
Ep 50 Part 2: How can we improve the conversation on mental health?
In this episode, writer Linda Collins continues sharing about how we should care for the grieving, the importance of our mental health systems in Singapore, as well as in New Zealand, and why suicide prevention involves every single person – even the ones suffering. CONTENT WARNING: Today’s episode deals heavily with the topics of suicide and grief.
https://open.spotify.com/show/0yasAG7kIdzexO3sVHfgwz

Discussed Sign Language for the Death of Reason with Norwich poet Patrick Widdess on Poetry Non-Stop
https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/linda-collins-sign-language-for-the-death-of-reason/id1455031482?i=1000570555227

With Anthea Ong, former Singapore Nominated Member of Parliament. Shades of love.
https://open.spotify.com/show/4O8ZpNZugO4Fuy9fb6oPTX?si=5_WkiebmSeewUcNrlZOMgg&dl_branch=1&nd=1

Writing the city, talk with Jon Gresham.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=268413601169193

YOU TUBE

Linda Collins being interviewed by Singapore media practitioner Greta Georges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI4tNYBwltk

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