New Book Publication by A/P Angelia Poon, Asst/P Loh Chin Ee & Esther Vincent: Little Things, An Anthology of Poetry

New Book Publication by A/P Angelia Poon, Asst/P Loh Chin Ee & Esther Vincent: Little Things, An Anthology of Poetry

Date
Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Book Publication by A/P Angelia Poon, Asst/P Loh Chin Ee & Esther Vincent: Little Things, An Anthology of Poetry

“Catching crickets after school, waiting for class to end, playing with lanterns during Mid-Autumn festival, observing one’s grandfather cut his nails, watching the rain and the world go by – these are some of the little things that the poems in this anthology explore.

In this selection of more than 80 poems from Singapore and around the world, poets look afresh at things mundane and universal, from birth to growing up and first love to old age and death. Works by established Singapore poets such as Boey Kim Cheng, Lee Tzu Pheng, Arthur Yap and Cyril Wong and well-known international poets such as e. e. cummings, Billy Collins, Derek Walcott and Raymond Carver are set alongside poems by younger published poets such as Joshua Ip, Teng Qian Xi and Theophilus Kwek and previously unpublished poems in this refreshing anthology.

Arranged in six broad sections – Little Things, Growing Up, People Around Us, Going Places, Love and Loss, and On Words – this anthology will appeal to readers both young and old with poems that are quirky, delightful, sad and reflective.”

 

Compiled with lower secondary students in mind, this anthology of Singapore and international poetry aims to capture the little things and concerns that are meaningful to the younger adolescents. Copies of the book are available from Ethos (www.ethosbooks.com.sg) and at the NIE Popular Bookstore. The accompanying Teachers’ Guide will be ready in November 2013.

 

A soft launch was held on 10 September at Conclave, Tanjong Pagar, and the official launch will be held at the Arts House on 2 November. For more details, please contact Loh Chin Ee at chinee.loh@nie.edu.sg or adeleena@pagesetters.com.sg.