Poets of Singapore


The literature in metrical form, poetry has always been given a special place in the literary world. The intense emotions of the famous poets of the world may be missing in the works of the Singaporean poets but they are blessed with their own specialty and uniqueness to be noticed in the lyrical contents. The poets of Singapore are very popular among the poetry lovers in Singapore and their collections of poems overwhelm the heart of the readers. Our site focussingapore offers detailed information about poets of Singapore.

F.M.S.R, a pastiche of T.S.Eliot is the first Singaporean work of poetry published in London in the year 1935. Aaron Lee Soon Yong is a famous prize-winning poet of Singapore and his writings are all in English.

The Straits Times regarded his first collection of poems A Visitation of Sunlight as one of the best books published in the year 1997. The poetical works of Felix Cheong has earned him a reputation in the literary field of Singapore. Temptation and Other Poems, Watch the Stars Go Out and Broken By the Rain are some of the famous poetry collections of the poet. Goh Poh Seng is well known for his collections of poems As Though the Gods Love Us and The Girl From Ermita.

Lee Tzu Pheng has four volumes of poems to her name. The first three volumes won the National Book Development Council of Singapore Award. The other major poets of Singapore are Alfian Sa'at, Boey Kim Cheng, Colin Cheong, Shirley Lim, Chandran Nair, Kirpal Singh, Colin Tan, Edwin Thumboo, Cyril Wong, Yong Shu Hoong and Yeow Kai Chai.

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