ABOUT THE BOOK/
Gilbert Koh’s poems explore his own everyday reality, to uncover the many layers that lie hidden below its obvious surface. His poems seek to give a voice to all those essential yet silent aspects of our everyday lives that might otherwise slip away and pass unnoticed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Over the years, Gilbert Koh’s poems have appeared in many literary anthologies and journals around the world, including Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States. Some of his works have also been published in The Straits Times; adapted for theatre; broadcast on radio; and selected by the Ministry of Education for use as teaching materials in Singapore’s secondary schools.
Some poems in Two Baby Hands are taken from a previous collection which was short-listed for the Singapore Literature Prize in 1997.
He works as a lawyer in Singapore. In 2005, he was the winner of the SPHNAC Golden Point Award for Poetry. He was also formerly a mentee in the NAC Mentor Access Project, a programme for ensuring the continued development of young and emerging writers in Singapore.
On the Internet, Gilbert is better known as Mr Wang, the writer behind the popular website Mr Wang Says So. The website focuses on social issues and current affairs, and is one of Singapore’s better-known blogs.