Contour: A Lyric Cartography of Singapore


How do we understand the history and landscape of our country? In this bicentennial year, Contour charts a lyric cartography of Singapore, taking in events from the past seven hundred years while also reflecting on the current state of our nation. Drawing on poems written in all four of Singapore’s official languages, this anthology weaves them into a lyrical tapestry showcasing both the unity and diversity of Singapore’s poetic voices. 

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About Poetry Festival Singapore

We are a community organisation that works with Singapore poets to create literary works and promote the Singapore poetry scene.

With our advisor and visionary, Emeritus Professor Edwin Thumboo, we will hold true to our vision of using poetry as a common platform to integrate the multilingual culture of Singapore and to help each Singaporean define an identity for himself/herself.

What we aim to do can never be an individual effort. Together with our collaborators, supporters, and friends, we hope to offer a multilingual, multicultural and multi- generational platform for literary artists and literature enthusiasts in the appreciation of the art of poetry in Singapore. We market public readings, keynote addresses, craft workshops, panel discussions and curated publications.

Contour: A Lyric Cartography of Singapore

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Leonard Ng, Azhar Ibrahim, Chow Teck Seng, Krishnasamy Kanagalatha, Tan Chee Lay