National Poetry Festival: Closing Ceremony


The festival comes to a close with a special session on spiritual poetry. Entitled “Reflecting on the Spirit” come watch poetry performances about spiritual poetry with Khir Yassin (with guitar) , Muzakkir Samat, Ow Yeong Wai Kit, Michelle Ang, Aaron Lee, Daren Shiau, Psalmideo (choir), Eric Tinsay Valles, Zhang Ruihe, Chris Mooney Singh, K. Kanagalatha, Boey Kim Cheng and Prof Thumboo with an interpretative performance by Grace Leong (wayang).

Join Singapore poets as they share about all things spiritual -- with works that prompt us to look at ourselves and the world with fresh eyes, while celebrating the voice of the spirit. Poets featured include familiar names and emerging voices. Showcasing music and poetry from a kaleidoscope of religious perspectives, the session offers an inspiring glimpse of the imaginative richness and haunting beauty to be found in faith and spirituality.

The evening comes to a close with the launch of Sg 2015-2016 Poetry anthology, Azhar Ibrahims Menyanggah Belenggu on the characteristics and destiny of the intellectual in Singapore. Azhar is a faculty member of the Department of Malay Studies at the National University of Singapore. His field of study includes the sociology of religion, the sociology of literature and critical literacy.

Followed by Eddie Tays DREAMING CITIES, whose poems and street photographs dream of the modern city, laying a poetic geography over the urban landscapes of Hong Kong and Singapore. Born in Singapore, Eddie Tay is a long time resident of Hong Kong. He is an associate professor at the Department of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he teaches courses on street photography, creative writing and poetry.

Programme Line up:
  • Poetry Reading: Reflecting on the Spirits

  • Book Launches: Azhar Ibrahim’s Menyanggah Belenggu and Eddie Tay’s Dreaming Cities

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  • The event description was updated. Diff 2016-07-21 15:18:42
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Sun Jul 31, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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