Ars Poetica for the Day

Lim’s poems are penetrating accounts of a life lived as a poet devoted to her art.

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“With an almost buoyant gaiety of mind and senses, an exuberant playfulness of language, the poems in Ars Poetica for the Day constitute a bold, arresting act of poetic remaking, rediscovering and rearming what Wordsworth calls ‘the hiding places of the imagination.” – Boey Kim Cheng, poet and author of a memoir, Between Stations

“The poems collected here are highly self-reflexive, penetrating accounts of a life lived as a poet, devoted to that art with its attendant pleasures and especially its pains. Yet for all the staggering range of learned allusion . . . and the brilliant word-play, it is the affective power of the poems, especially those that deal so honestly with aging, that will stay with you to the end. Shirley Lim’s Ars Poetica for the Day is a remarkable achievement.” – Donald Goellnicht, McMaster University


AUTHORS

Shirley Geok-lin Lim