Aaron Lee

Aaron Lee

Aaron Lee is a prize-winning poet, writing mentor, community organiser and banking lawyer. He has three poetry collections to date, the latest being Coastlands (2014), which was launched at the Singapore Writers Festival. He is married to Namiko Chan Takahashi, a multi-disciplinary artist, and they live in Singapore.


Books by Aaron Lee

 

A collection occasioned by the Ministry of Education’s desire to include the study of Singapore poetry for the A-levels. By Singapore poems, we refer not only to the ensemble of established and emerging Singapore poets. Lines Spark Code gathers their poems into a movement to ground the study of English poetry on Singapore soil. 

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Coastlands is Aaron Lee's third collection of poetry. Whether in a small town or frenetic city, the poet has never lived far from the sea. This book documents his life experience as a pilgrim still finding his place in the wider world. In these fifty poems he recollects, explores, embraces and anticipates what is lost and found in each of the places he calls home: Malaysia, Singapore and Hawaii. Everywhere, natural and urban landscapes anchor and influence his identity and connect him to humanity.

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There exists no geometric form with five right angles. This collection of poems speaks with both guarded tenderness and an array of simple humane demands amidst everyday urban existence. Five Right Angles was a finalist in the 2008 Singapore Literature Prize awards

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No Other City: 
The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry brings together a rich spectrum of poetic voices and visions at work in Singapore today, from published poets such as Boey Kim Cheng, Lee Tzu Pheng and Arthur Yap and to new poets such as Alfian Sa’at, Ng Yi-sheng and Teng Qian Xi.

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Voted one of the year's best books by The Straits Times (1997).
A rousing first poetry collection from Aaron Lee. A Visitation of Sunlight is divided into two sections: ‘Night’s Long Road’ and ‘A Visitation of Sunlight’, which make up the metaphor of a journey from darkness to light, from uncertainty to insight. Aaron maps out in lucid, measured language the contours of the ordinary and extraordinary landscape of the world he finds himself. 

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