Boey Kim Cheng Poems

Boey Kim Cheng is a Singaporean-Australian poet who won the National University of Singapore Poetry Writing/Creative Prose Competition when he was a student. He also received the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for his highly regarded work. Some, consider him the best poet Singapore has produced.


by Boey Kim Cheng

‘Reservist’ describes the repetitive nature of war and the preparations that go into arming reserve soldiers and preparing them for battle.

The Planners

by Boey Kim Cheng

‘The Planners’ by Boey Kim Cheng is a powerful poem about the way that development and the creation of new infrastructure makes the world a less interesting place to live in. 

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