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A Visitation of Sunlight

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by Aaron Lee


• 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. 

Each poem deepens and extends the poet’s vision and he invites the reader to participate in this journey of discovery—a journey marked by an illumination of the ordinary and one to uncover and chart the “laws of light and dark” which govern experience and its movements and rhythms.

About the Author

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. His second collection Five Right Angles was a finalist in the 2008 Singapore Literature Prize awards. He has co-edited several poetry anthologies including the best-selling No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry (2000). Lee's work has been published internationally and performed at international festivals and conferences.He is married to Namiko Chan Takahashi, a multi-disciplinary artist, and they live in Singapore.

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ISBN: 981-00-9536-8
Published: 1997
Dimension: 120mm x 220mm
Extent: 58
Finish: Paperback



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