Sng Boh Khim

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Sng Boh Khim
Born (1950-02-05)February 5, 1950
Died August 26, 2006(2006-08-26) (aged 56)
Nationality Singaporean
Occupation Poet
Years active 1970s-2000s

Sng Boh Khim (5 February 1950 – 29 August 2006) was a Singaporean poet, particularly notable in the 1970s.[1][2] He was also the secretary of former Singaporean President Wee Kim Wee.[3][4]

He became a Christian in his last years and also went by his Christian name Sunny. His poems included Modern Love Stories,[5] Grandfather Stories,[6] Trishaw-Rider,[7] Reviewer Meets Rookie,[8] Good Ching Ming Day[9][10] and Five Takes and Anthology of Five Poets.[11] He was close to his mentor Edwin Thumboo.

He died from stomach cancer in 2006 and his wife, who survived him along with his four children, published an anthology of his poems Simply This - Simply His Portraits of Sng Boh Khim through Ethos Books on his birthday, 5 February 2009.[3] She unveiled the book at the National Library, Singapore.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Dick; Rasheed, Zainul Abidin. East Meets West, Singapore. p. 217. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Westerly, UWA Publishing, page 94, 1976
  3. ^ a b "Late hubby had something to say". asiaone.com. March 18, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "GROUP PHOTOGRAPH". nas.gov.sg. January 11, 1991. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Span". murdoch.edu.au. 1992. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bong, Marie (1979). Saya. Educational Publications Bureau. p. 71. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ Singapore Pot-pourri. Singapura Book Company. 1970. p. 58. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Society of Singapore Writers (2002). Tides of memories and other Sinagore poems. Asiapac Books. p. 68. ISBN 9812292160. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ Tham, Seong Chee (1981). Essays on Literature and Society in Southeast Asia: Political and Sociological Perspectives. NUS Press. p. 168. ISBN 9971690365. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ Benson, Eugene; Connolly, L. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Routledge. ISBN 1134468474. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Yap, Arthur. The Collected Poems of Arthur Yap. NUS Press. p. 14. ISBN 9971696533. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "SNG-FUN POH YOKE". np.edu.sg. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Rotary Club of Raffles City" (PDF). rotaryclubrafflescity.org. February 3, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2015.