This programme conducted in English is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore and co-presented with Poetry Festival Singapore.
Writers / Presenters
Azhar Ibrahim is a Lecturer and Deputy Head at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). He holds a PhD and teaches Malay-Indonesian literature and ideologies of development.
Born in Singapore, Chow Teck Seng’s significant laurels include the Singapore Literature Prize and the Singapore Golden Point Award. Some of his poems were translated into English, French and German, and adapted as microcinemas, songs and paintings.
Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma is an author, translator, teacher, and performer. His translation of Tiruvalluvar’s Tirukkural was published in 2022. Other books include “The Safety of Edges,” “Give, Eat, and Live: Poems of Avvaiyar,” and “Body and Earth” (with C. F. John). He speaks widely and teaches for Cozy Grammar.