SG Poems 2015-2016

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This anthology showcases a representative sample of Singapore poetry written in or translated into English, our common language, in 2015 and 2016. Several poets who published collections during that period or were featured in the National Poetry Festival ﴾NPF﴿ 2015 were invited to contribute to this anthology. The emerging poets in this volume have been winners or finalists in NPF’s National Poetry Competition over the past two years.

The poems have been arranged according to the themes of NPF, namely “Home, Nationhood and Identity" ﴾2015﴿ and “Reflections” ﴾2016﴿. Some poems are originally in English and others translated from Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

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About National Poetry Festival

National Poetry Festival (NPF) offers a multilingual, multicultural, multi-generational platform for poets and poetry enthusiasts in the appreciation of the art of poetry in Singapore. NPF aims also to develop the written and spoken word in the island’s four official languages and to organize events and activities related to the literary arts.

This collaborative is supported in part by the National Arts Council, the National Heritage Board, the National Parks Board, the National Library Board, Gardens by the Bay, LASALLE College of the Arts and the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

NPF was inaugurated 24-26 July in 2015.


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Eric Tinsay Valles, Tan Chee Lay, Ian Chung, Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Chow Teck Seng, Azhar Ibrahim, Krishnasamy Kanagalatha