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Category Archive: Poetry

Novels that Started as NaNoWriMo Entries

November is the time for NaNoWriMo! The National Novel Writing Month is a challenge that encourages writers to finish a novel of 50,000 words. And yes, we have it here in Singapore too! If you’re an aspiring author who is on the fence about taking up the challenge, perhaps these published entries will inspire you. […]

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J. M. Sali: Singapore’s Tamil Literature Gem

With a SEA Write Award, Cultural Medallion, several literary awards, 57 books, over 400 short stories and 80 plays to his name, J. M. Sali is a well-known writer in the Tamil literary scene. Source: Born in Madras, India in 1939 to a betel leaf seller and his housewife, Sali was invited to Singapore […]

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3 Must-Reads by Isa Kamari

He’s written over nine Malay novels, two poetry collections, a story collection, an essay collection, a collection of plays and lyrics for two separate albums. His works have won him several accolades including the S.E.A Write Award in 2006, the Cultural Medallion in 2007, and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang (Singapore’s highest Malay Literary Award) […]

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Singapore’s Award-Winning Poets

Singapore has a wonderful poetry scene with numerous talented writers. Today, we’ll talk about three books by three award-winning poets: Tania de Rozario, Cyril Wong and Desmond Kon.   Tender Delirium by Tania De Rozario Source: We’ll kick off with the fire and wit of Tania De Rozario, who has gifted us with Tender […]

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Most Common Types of Poems

Have you always wanted to know more about poems but are daunted by the different forms they can take? Or maybe you feel that you lack the exposure to appreciate poems. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the most common types of poetry from sonnets to haikus, showing you not all poems rhyme, and most […]

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