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A Gathering of Themes


Publisher: Ethos Books
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  • Description
  • About the Author
  • This collection contains the latest works from Cultural Medallion recipient Prof Edwin Thumboo. Of note are the poems based on biblical characters, something very close to his heart in recent years.

    Some evergreen works are included, such as “A poet reading”, and the sections are thematically named—Chin (for his wife), Tribes, Togetherness, Cultures, I to i, By Quiet Waters and Words. A must-have for any fan of poetry, this most collectable set of his published works makes the perfect addition to your bookshelf.



  • Edwin Thumboo is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow at the National University of Singapore, where he served as the first Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (1980 – 1991). The awards he has received include, the National Book Development Council of Singapore Book Award for Poetry thrice, the South East Asian Write Award, Singapore’s Cultural Medallion, the ASEAN Cultural and Communication Award in Literature, the Raja Rao Award and Singapore’s Meritorious Service Medal. Poetry Festival Singapore (2015) is his most recent start‐up.

ISBN: 9789811198090
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 280
Year Published: 2018
Size: 152mm x 229mm