No. 8




Toh Hsien Min

Toh Hsien Min (born 1975 in Singapore) is a Singaporean poet. 
His poems have appeared in many literary journals (e.g. London
Magazine, the London Review of Books and Poetry Salzburg
Review) and have been translated into Finnish, French, Spanish,
Russian and Italian. He has been invited to read his poems in various
international poetry festivals such as the Edinburgh International Book
Festival, the Ars Interpres Poetry Festival in Sweden, the Runokuu
Poetry Festival in Helsinki and the Marché de la Poésie in Paris. 
His poetry has been cited in the Oxford Companion to Modern 
Poetry as "the work of an observant traveller and inventive formalist,
adept at casual rhyme, colloquial phrasing and poignant structural
returns" and in Wasafiri for an "ability to cross distances while still
maintaining an ironic distance [and] the revelations with which he 
continuously endues us".  Founder of the magazine the Quarterly
Literary Review Singapore, an important online literary periodical
in Singapore, Toh studied English Literature at Keble College, the 
University of Oxford, where he was also president of the Oxford
University Poetry Society. In 2010, he won the Young Artist 
Award from the National Arts Council of Singapore.


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