Boey Kim Cheng

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.

Reservist

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

The Planners

‘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. 

The Planners by Boey Kim Cheng Visual Representation

Discover and learn about the greatest poetry, straight to your inbox

Start Your Perfect Poetry Journey

The Best-Kept Secrets of Poetry

Discover and learn about the greatest poetry ever straight to your inbox