Bring The Sun (DVD)
by Edwin Thumboo
This 90 minute DVD features the doyen of Singapore poetry, Professor Edwin Thumboo, reading from the entire collection of 50 poems featured in the book Bring The Sun and discussing the background and inspiration to each poem. The poems in this collection are culled from three of his earlier works which are now out of print - Gods Can Die,Ulysses by the Merlion and A Third Map.
About the Author
Edwin Thumboo, Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow, National University of Singapore, has been involved in Singapore’s literary developments since 1951. He has published five volumes of poetry, the latest being Still Travelling (2008). Thumboo received the Singapore National Book Development Council’s Book Award for Poetry in English thrice, South-east Asia Write Award (1979), Singapore Cultural Medallion (1980), ASEAN Cultural and Communication Award in Literature (1987), and the Raja Rao Award (2002).
"From the very start Thumboo's has been a powerful voice - one which lingers and demands attention: each poem contains gems which together form an inimitable filigree of literary excellence."
- Kirpal Singh, Director, Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University
"...the poems which strike the deepest chord are those the poet delves into a moment in time and place and brings it vividly alive, plunging the reader, like a bold immigrant, into the embrace of a wondrously new context."
- Stephanie Yap, Journalist, The Straits Times
• • •
Dimension: 205mm x 140mm