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Poetry

Singapore's finest poets can be found here: from pioneers such as Edwin Thumboo and Robert Yeo to more recent award-winning voices such as Marylyn Tan, Cyril Wong and Samuel Lee.
  • Anything but Human

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    Description Praise About the Author Finalist for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize “The land is furrowed deep with worry. The angsana trees a...

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  • Professions

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    Description Praise About the Author Shortlisted for the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize (English Poetry)  …At the very start of us, I foresaw e...

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  • Patient History

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    Description Praise About the Author “Patient history” is a medical term describing the method by which doctors gather information about a patie...

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  • When Fear Fades Away

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    Description About the Author A city girl’s one-year quest to heal, explore and evolve.The courage to take back her power changed everything. Wh...

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  • The Geometry of Trees

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    Description About the Author Queer desire and religion collide in the sinews of plants, trees, and roots, traversing villages in medieval Fran...

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    Of the Florids

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    Description Praise About the Author Tapirus Indicus . . . Dugong Dugon . . . Cicadoidea . . . Of the Florids begins with an inability to spe...

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    going home

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    Praise About the Poet "As a sequence, going home unfolds with a mixture of astonishing technical assurance and intense personal and physical ...

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  • I Want the Rain to Stay

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    Description About the Author Much like the grey clouds that leak secrets buried in their folds, this collection of poems reveals the core of a ...

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  • 人在狮岛, 随时诗路, 随时思路 (Ren Zai Shi Dao)

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    Description Look inside the book这是一本走出来的书。 作者立志要写一本有关新加坡地景的诗集。走路,是他采用的方式, 或随步行队、或与摄影同好,或独自一人,漫游岛国,深入了解、 仔细观察,四处采集资料素材。相机,是他的工具,通过镜头,审 视眼中所见、直击...

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  • This Floating World

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    Description About the Author More haikus by popular demand from Singapore's bestselling poet. In this bumper volume of 392 haikus, Gwee commen...

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    A Book Of Changes

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    Description About the Author Change is what happens to everything: history is humanity's attempt to make sense of this inevitability. In his de...

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  • The Orchid Folios

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    Description Praise About the Author “When you take an orchid out of its pot, you must first loosen the roots’ hold on the soil. Late last eveni...

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  • 当你灵感塞车 - Localbooks.sg

    当你灵感塞车

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    Description 这是诗人的第三本手写诗集,收录87首诗作,连同第一本《我走在我之上》与第二本《穿着防弹衣的我们怎么拥抱》,可视作诗人的“青春三部曲”,展现其20几岁时的半成人青涩思维,也纪念飘忽不定又自以为是的青春,趁中年风光不可知,老年风光不可见,趁,鼻息尚存。正如书名,这是...

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  • Twin Cities

    Twin Cities

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    Description Praise About the Editors The twin cinema, created by Singapore poet Yeow Kai Chai, is a rigid, yet spectacular poetic form that mix...

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  • 寻找诗 (In Search of Poetry)

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    Description About the Author Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Chinese, Poetry) 这是作者的第三本诗集,收入了作者自1996年来的六十多首诗,全书按照写作时间分成两辑,比...

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  • Who Are You My Country? - Localbooks.sg

    Who Are You My Country?

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    Description From the 1930s to 1965, discussions about modernisation, race and civic responsibility were as common as they are today. The youth ...

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  • When the Lights Went Off

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    Description Praise About the Poet As the poet navigates through middle age, beset by questions on ageing, love and loss, and the incipient awar...

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  • Standing in the Corner

    Standing in the Corner

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    Description About the Poet Does the word “childhood” call up mushy sentiments and nostalgic memories where time has given a rosy glow to what h...

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  • Soul's Festival

    Soul's Festival

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    Description About the Poet This collection brings together in one volume, the author’s first four volumes of poetry which have long been out of...

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  • Sing a Song of Mankind

    Sing a Song of Mankind

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    Description About the Poet From the author’s Introductory Note: “In the 1960s, love songs turned to songs of protest and youth the world over i...

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  • Short Circuits

    Short Circuits

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    Description About the Author This collection of occasional reflections is a first by one of Singapore’s most distinguished poets. Exploring how...

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  • nineteen

    nineteen

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    Description About the Author This is a book of poems by popular YouTube personality and Instragrammer Nicole Choo. With musings that range from...

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  • Mixing Tongues

    Mixing Tongues

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    Description About the Poet A collection of poems written by Heng Siok Tian. Her poems have been anthologised in Moving Worlds, Fifty on 50, Tum...

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  • Means to an End

    Means to an End

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    Description Praise About the Author Brian McElney was born in Hong Kong in the early 1930s, and for more than two decades was one of the territ...

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  • Is My Body a Myth

    Is My Body a Myth

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    Description About the Poet A collection of poems written by Heng Siok Tian. Her poems have been anthologised in Moving Worlds, Fifty on 50, Tum...

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  • HOME - Localbooks.sg

    HOME

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    There are numerous books on life in Singapore. But none like this. In the first of its kind, veteran journalist, Andre Yeo, captures everyday life ...

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  • Haikuku by Gwee Li Sui

    Haikuku

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    Description About the Poet This volume could well be subtitled the social history of Singapore in 120 haiku. There are haiku about MRT breakdow...

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  • Death Wish

    Death Wish

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    Description About the Poet Gwee Li Sui once again shatters expectations from his verse with this gloriously macabre book. Death Wish distils al...

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  • Catching Connections

    Catching Connections

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    Description About the Poet The fifth volume of poetry by one of Singapore’s most distinguished poets carries in addition several hybrid pieces ...

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