Monthly Archives: July 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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:

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

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

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,

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,

Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “Backyard Azaleas”

This is Part Five 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

Special Focus on Leong Liew Geok – “Backyard Azaleas”

This is Part Five 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