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Poetry: A Select Bibliography

This select bibliography highlights poetry collections of interest to students studying English Literature or Southeast Asian Literature (in English). The types of materials covered include poetry anthologies and collected poems of authors.

Containing books available in the NIE Library catalogue (WebOPAC), this bibliography is organised into the following categories:

  • Singapore Literature (in English)
  • Southeast Asian Literature (in English)

This bibliography was created in conjunction with the Writers @NIE event, a series of author talks co-organised by ELL and the NIE Library.

Singapore Literature (in English): Poetry

Champion, J. A. (2015). A history of clocks and other poems read aloud. Red Wheelbarrow Books.

Champion, J. A. (2016). Caterwaul. Math Paper Press.

Chia, C., & Ip, J. (2014). A luxury we cannot afford: An anthology of Singapore poetry. Math Paper Press. 

Chia, C., & Lee, A. S. Y. (2017). Lines spark code. Ethos Books.

Chia, C., Ip, J., & Lee, C. J. (2016). A luxury we must afford: An anthology of Singapore poetry. Math Paper Press.

Chong, A. (2016). Professions. Math Paper Press.

Kon, D., Ng, Y.-S., Dogfoot, S., & Dela Peña Jr., R. (Ed.). (2018). SingPoWriMo 2018: The anthology. Math Paper Press.

Lee, C. J. (2016). We were always eating expired things. Math Paper Press.

Loh, G. L. (2016). Bitter punch. Ethos Books.

Nair, M. D. (2016). Spomenik. Ethos Books.

Nair, M. D. (2018). Vital possessions: Poems. Ethos Books.

Nair, M. D., & Phang, Y. (2016). This is not a safety barrier: An anthology of poetry & photography. Ethos Books.

Ng, L. B. K., Tan, C. L., Chow, T. S., Azizah Zakaria, Azhar Ibrahim, & Kanagalatha, K. I. (2018). SG poems 2017-2018. Pagesetters Services Pte Ltd for Poetry Festival Singapore. 

Ng, Y.-S. (2016). Loud poems for a very obliging audience: Poems. Math Paper Press.

Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Zakaria Ali, & Herwanto. (2017). A crackle of flames, a circle of rainbow: Selected poems 1967-1977. Ethos Books.

Tay, E. (2016). Dreaming cities: Poems. Math Paper Press.

Toh, W. G. W., Kwek, T., Jesudason, J., & Fernandez, H. P. (2018). Who are you my country? Voices of Singaporean past and present. Landmark Books.

Tse, H. G., Ip, J., & Kwek, T. (2017). Unfree verse: Singapore poetry in form, 1937-2015. Ethos Books.

Wee, J., & Wong, C. (2016). We contain multitudes: Twelve years of softblow. Epigram Books.

Wong, C. (2015). The lover’s inventory. Math Paper Press.

 Yam, D. Q., Champion, J. A., & Ip, J. (2015). SingPoWriMo 2015: The anthology. Math Paper Press.

Yam, D. Q., Ip, J., & Tang, R. (2016). SingPoWriMo 2016: The anthology. Math Paper Press.

Yong, S. H. (2015). Right of the soil. Jointly published by Division of English, Nanyang Technological University and Ethos Books.

Zhang, J., Hidhir Razak, & Tan, M. Y. (2014). Kepulauan: A collection of poems. Ethos Books.

Southeast Asian Literature (in English): Poetry

Baquiran, R. P. (1995). ASEANO: An anthology of poems from Southeast Asia. ASEAN Committee on Culture & Information.

Lim, S. (2015). Do you live in? Ethos Books. 

Lim, S. G. (1994). Monsoon history: Selected poems. Skoob Books. 

Lim, S. G. (1989). Modern secrets. Dangaroo Press.

Narayanan, A. (2010). Phenomenal dilemmas: A compilation of poems. Xlibris Corporation. 

Ng, K. S. (2000). Postcards from Kluang. Agape Shelter Kluang.

Rajendran, C. (2000). Mangosteen crumble. Team East.

Wong, P. N. (2012). The hidden papyrus of Hen-taui. Ethos Books.

Vethamani, M. E. (2003). In-sights: Malaysian poems. Maya Press.