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The Singapore Poetry Contest

The contest is now closed. Please check back next April, during National Poetry Writing Month, for next year’s contest.  * Since its beginning in October 2013, Singapore Poetry has the goal of introducing the arts of Singapore to a general

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The Singapore Poetry Contest

The contest is now closed. Please check back next April, during National Poetry Writing Month, for next year’s contest.  * Since its beginning in October 2013, Singapore Poetry has the goal of introducing the arts of Singapore to a general

Featured / 8 comments
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The Singapore Poetry Contest – First Prize Winner

At the Dentist in Michigan by Inez Tan   I have to touch the red velcro strap holding the mirror to the chair, so much like the one I used to bind the textbooks I clutched to my navy school

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The Singapore Poetry Contest – First Prize Winner

At the Dentist in Michigan by Inez Tan   I have to touch the red velcro strap holding the mirror to the chair, so much like the one I used to bind the textbooks I clutched to my navy school

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Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “The Gardener Returns”

This is Part Eight of SP’s first “Special Focus” series, looking at the extraordinary gardening poems of Leong Liew Geok. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Leong moved to Singapore in 1981. Thereafter, she published two important collections of poems, Love Is

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Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “The Gardener Returns”

This is Part Eight of SP’s first “Special Focus” series, looking at the extraordinary gardening poems of Leong Liew Geok. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Leong moved to Singapore in 1981. Thereafter, she published two important collections of poems, Love Is

Sue Hyon Bae

The Singapore Poetry Contest – Second Prize Winner

Gifts by Sue Hyon Bae   1703: Singapura offered to British Alexander Hamilton as a gift —Singapura: 700 Years, National Museum of Singapore   A white English couple, boiled pink in khaki shorts, takes a photo of me drinking kopi

Sue Hyon Bae

The Singapore Poetry Contest – Second Prize Winner

Gifts by Sue Hyon Bae   1703: Singapura offered to British Alexander Hamilton as a gift —Singapura: 700 Years, National Museum of Singapore   A white English couple, boiled pink in khaki shorts, takes a photo of me drinking kopi

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Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “Gingko and Bottlebrush”

This is Part Seven of SP’s first “Special Focus” series, looking at the extraordinary gardening poems of Leong Liew Geok. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Leong moved to Singapore in 1981. Thereafter, she published two important collections of poems, Love Is

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Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “Gingko and Bottlebrush”

This is Part Seven of SP’s first “Special Focus” series, looking at the extraordinary gardening poems of Leong Liew Geok. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Leong moved to Singapore in 1981. Thereafter, she published two important collections of poems, Love Is

Ellen Redbird

The Singapore Poetry Contest – Third Prize Winner

Zones by Ellen Redbird   “Don’t you have city planners?” she asked. Los Angeles sprawl was not built all in one go. She told me of parks and gardens in Singapore, school uniforms, and diving to study the coral reef:

Ellen Redbird

The Singapore Poetry Contest – Third Prize Winner

Zones by Ellen Redbird   “Don’t you have city planners?” she asked. Los Angeles sprawl was not built all in one go. She told me of parks and gardens in Singapore, school uniforms, and diving to study the coral reef:

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Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “The Gardener’s Had Enough”

This is Part Six of SP’s first “Special Focus” series, looking at the extraordinary gardening poems of Leong Liew Geok. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Leong moved to Singapore in 1981. Thereafter, she published two important collections of poems, Love Is

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Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “The Gardener’s Had Enough”

This is Part Six of SP’s first “Special Focus” series, looking at the extraordinary gardening poems of Leong Liew Geok. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Leong moved to Singapore in 1981. Thereafter, she published two important collections of poems, Love Is

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The Singapore Poetry Contest – Finalist

Tragic Flaws by Inez Tan After Mary Szybist   My tragic flaw was to believe I could leave home behind, and then think I could never return. My tragic flaw was that I imagined myself as an orphan from nowhere,

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The Singapore Poetry Contest – Finalist

Tragic Flaws by Inez Tan After Mary Szybist   My tragic flaw was to believe I could leave home behind, and then think I could never return. My tragic flaw was that I imagined myself as an orphan from nowhere,