Shou Jie Eng

Shou Jie Eng is a writer and architectural designer. Originally from Singapore, he runs Left Field Projects, 
a studio practice located in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his MArch from the Rhode Island School of Design.
His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Tupelo Quarterly, Posit, the Westchester Review, the anthology New Singapore Poetries (Gaudy Boy), and elsewhere. 
He was a finalist for the 2024 Kenyon Review Poetry Contest.

Alongside his practice, Shou Jie teaches courses in architectural drawing and other representational topics at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Left Field Projects
RISD Architecture

Journals and Magazines

Posit: ‘Animal Geometries’, ‘Storm King Wavefield, 2007-08’, ‘Why We Kept Relocating’, ‘In Graz’ (forthcoming 2025)

Kitchen Table Quarterly: ‘Shoreline Sketch’ (forthcoming 2025)

The Westchester Review: ‘Jeanne-Claude’, ‘Extractive Capital, Found in Two Folios at the Whaling Museum’ (forthcoming)

the tiny journal: ‘Ode to a Small Wood Model, Made Up Over the Weekend’ (forthcoming)

Common Ground Review: ‘Our Building Remembers’, ‘EWR’ (forthcoming)

Grist: ‘Ghazal Across a Series of Construction Lines Marked  A' through G' ’  (forthcoming)

Cathexis Northwest: ‘Lay Like Rope Across the Deck, Stranded’

SOFTBLOW Poetry Journal: ‘Four Divers’

Tupelo Quarterly: ‘Four Divers’ 
with an introduction by Seth Brady Tucker

Speculative Nonfiction: ‘Hopkins House Condominium Association’

The Ekphrastic Review: ‘Three Ghosts’

Singapore Unbound SP Blog: ‘Three Ghosts’

Singapore Unbound SP Blog: I leave at eleven in the morning, and return at midnight’


New Singapore Poetries (New York, NY: Gaudy Boy)

The Earth Of: Writing Through a Time of Rupture
(Averill Park, NY: Arts Letters & Numbers)

Urgency Reader 2
(Providence, RI: Queer.Archive.Work)

Ritual and Capital
(New York, NY: Wendy’s Subway and Bard Graduate Centre)


CARTHA Magazine: ‘Christine’s Shining Stones’ (pdf)

Paprika!: ‘Simultanaeity in the City of Ladies’

Paprika!: ‘Disciplinary Candy’

We Begin When We Finish When We Begin (Providence, RI: Rhode Island School of Design): ‘recordings:detroit and the Geographies of Collaborative Work’