"If DNA is the code of life, poetry is the code of the human soul. Every feeling, no matter how ugly or arcane, can be found in poetry, and every feeling can be sparked by poetry. At the same time, poetry is more than merely a series of words put together to portray a person’s thoughts and feelings. Rather it is that extraordinary combination of thought, creativity and expression that seeks out the human condition."
"One day, people may not read poems. In an era of disruptive technologies, man may attain knowledge, even culture, by some other means. But not yet. With its gaze into the unimaginable futures that advance towards us apace, this anthology is titled Lines Spark Code— derived from the poem “Power Lines” by Marc Nair that is included in this book."
- from the editors' introduction to "Lines Spark Code" (ed. Christine Chia and Aaron Lee, Ethos Books 2017)
Aaron and Christine at the "Lines Spark Code" educators' seminar with Ministry of Education teachers, 6 March 2018