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.
Masuri bin Salikun has been widely regarded as the father of modern Malay poetry in Singapore. Born on 11 June 1927, Masuri led a carefree childhood but also witnessed the hardships of people around him. These formative experiences moulded him into a brave, disciplined and dedicated man who empathised with the less privileged... Read the rest of Liyana Sulaiman’s critical introduction to Masuri S.N. >