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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 mu 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are set alongside poems by younger published poets such as Joshua Ip, Teng Qian Xi and Theophilus Kwek and previously unpublished poems in this refreshing anthology.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. A teachers' guide is also available: Teaching Poetry To Adolescents: a Teachers’ Guide to Little Things


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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 mu 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. A teachers' guide is also available: Teaching Poetry To Adolescents: a Teachers’ Guide to Little Things

52 review for Little Things: An Anthology of Poetry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vic

    A cute and delightful anthology of poems. Local poems with a sprinkling of international classics. I made a note of any that made me smile or sigh and the list turned out to be very long: Nailcutting by Lim Min Min Dawn The Habit of Leaves by Yong Shu Hoong Fog by Carl Sandburg Cat Apostrophe by Aaron Lee hover by Madeleine Lee The Trouble with Snowmen by Roger McGough On Turning Ten by Billy Collins close all the windows by Cyril Wong Hands by Shirley Lim Watching My Grandmother Eat Fish by Joanne Leow N A cute and delightful anthology of poems. Local poems with a sprinkling of international classics. I made a note of any that made me smile or sigh and the list turned out to be very long: Nailcutting by Lim Min Min Dawn The Habit of Leaves by Yong Shu Hoong Fog by Carl Sandburg Cat Apostrophe by Aaron Lee hover by Madeleine Lee The Trouble with Snowmen by Roger McGough On Turning Ten by Billy Collins close all the windows by Cyril Wong Hands by Shirley Lim Watching My Grandmother Eat Fish by Joanne Leow Neighbours by Alfian Sa'at Stamp Collecting by Boey Kim Cheng Void Deck Romance by Diana Johar Present Light by Charles Ghigna Elementary Chinese by Eileen Chong Lit Boys by Ivan Ang Though it's meant to be for school kids, it's a nice dose of 'youngtime' nostalgia for adults.

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