- About the Poet
Does the word “childhood” call up mushy sentiments and nostalgic memories where time has given a rosy glow to what has long gone?
This collection presents a different side to Singapore’s award-winning poet who sets out to recall a real childhood, where children are not the little innocents people think all children are, and growing up is full of hazards, not the least of which is the author herself, recalling some of her experiences growing up in the 1950s.
Anne Lee Tzu Pheng is one of Singapore’s distinguished poets. A retired university lecturer, she has published in anthologies and journals internationally. Her three volumes of poetry, Prospect of a Drowning (1980), Against the Next Wave (1988) and The Brink of an Amen (1991), have won awards given out by the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS). She is also a recipient of the Cultural Medallion for literature (1985), and other awards such as the Southeast Asia WRITE Award (1987), Gabriela Mistral Award (Chile, 1995) and the Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award for English poetry (1996).
Cover Type: Flexibound
Page Count: 60
Year Published: 2014