1972 – Child’s Delight: Book I. Singapore: Federal Publications.

1972 – Child’s Delight: Book II. Singapore: Federal Publications.

1973 – Seven Poets, Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore: Singapore University Press.

1977 – Gods Can Die. Singapore: Heinemann Educational Books (Asia).

1979 – Ulysses by the Merlion. Singapore: Heinemann Educational Books (Asia).

1993 – A Third Map: New and Selected Poems. Singapore: UniPress.

2003 – Friends: 15 Poems. Singapore: Landmark Books

2008 – Still Travelling. Singapore: Ethos Books

2008 – Bring The Sun. Singapore: Ethos Books.

2009 – 35 for Gothenburg. Selected poems in Swedish translation. Singapore: Ethos Books and National Arts Council.

2012 – Singapore Pioneer Poets: The Best of Edwin Thumboo. Singapore: Epigram Books.

2012 – Singapore Word Maps: A Chapbook of Edwin Thumboo’s New and Selected Place Poems. Singapore: National Library Board.

2013 – Word-Gate. Singapore.

2016 – The Banyan. Selected poems in Tamil translation. Trans. Sankaran, Chitra. Singapore.


1970 – The Flowering Tree: Selected Writings from Singapore/Malaysia. Singapore: Educational Publications Bureau.

1976 – The Second Tongue: An Anthology of Poetry from Malaysia and Singapore. Singapore: Heinemann Educational Books (Asia).

1985 – The Poetry of Singapore. Singapore: ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information.

1990 – The Fiction of Singapore. 2 vols. Singapore: ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information.

1990 – Words for the 25th: Readings by Singapore Writers. Eds. Thumboo, Edwin, et al. Singapore: UniPress.

1995 – Journeys: Words, Home and Nation: Anthology of Singapore Poetry (1984-1995). Singapore: UniPress.

2009 – Fifty on 50. Singapore: National Arts Council.

2009 – Roots and Wings: A Selection of Works by Writers from the Creative Arts Programme. Eds. Thumboo, Edwin, et al. Singapore: Gifted Education Branch, Ministry of Education.

2010 – &words: Poems Singapore and Beyond. Singapore: Ethos Books.