Robert Yeo

Robert Yeo taught a course on the teaching of Literature at the National Institute of Education for nearly three decades. He taught Creative Writing in the Singapore Management University from 2013 to 2018. He is an established poet and playwright and the author of Singapore Short Stories, a book used as an 'O' level text in 1989. The opera, Fences of the Heart, for which he wrote the libretto, was staged in 2012. In 2014, he received the SE Asia Write award. His latest book is the play The Eye of History, published in 2016. 

Books by Robert Yeo


Sense and Sensitivity: A Guide to Unseen Poetry for the GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level Exam provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to developing skills for critical close reading of poetry. Students will be taught how to gain a "big-picture" sense of the poem before acquiring sensitivity to form and literary techniques including word choice, figurative language, symbolism, word order, and sound among others.

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Routes 1940-75 is both a personal and public memoir; it is personal as it records part of Robert Yeo’s life for the first thirty-five years, and it is public as it follows his response to some of the tumultuous events of the period at the local, regional and international levels.

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