poetry.sg is an educational / critical resource on all things Singaporean poetry, conceptualised and managed by a dedicated team of staffers and volunteers at Sing Lit Station. Launched in 2015 with support from the National Arts Council, poetry.sg is an online database of local poets that comes with an accompanying catalogue of biographies, samples of selected poetry, video recordings and critical essays written by academics and other local writers alike.
3 Apr 2019: poetry.sg has a bold new look! Forthcoming still is an index of our poems, an index of our contributors’ names, as well as more poems by Zulfadli Rashid, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, and Noorhaqmal Mohamed Noor. For now, we’ve added new videos featuring the poems of Aqmal N, Masuri S.N. and Sofia Nin.
The pain of not being able to lay claim to any tradition, of living among a people with a culture “based solely on nothing else but an overriding concern over bodily survival,” of having to work in an unsatisfactory language not foreign and yet not native, to “make one's language as one goes along”: these pains drive much of Wong’s poetry.... Read the rest of Daryl Lim Wei Jie’s critical introduction to Wong Phui Nam >