International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2021
Cyril Wong

Cyril Wong


Cyril Wong has been described by The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English as Singapore’s leading confessional poet, based mainly on “a barely submerged anxiety over the fragility of human connection and a relentless self-querying”.

His most recent book is Infinity Diary, published by Seagull Books in 2020. A past recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award and two Singapore Literature Prizes, he completed a doctoral degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore in 2012.

His poems have been translated into Bengali, Japanese, Italian, Turkish and German. His writings have also appeared in international magazines as well as anthologies by W. W. Norton and Everyman’s Library. He founded Singapore’s longest-running international poetry web journal, SOFTBLOW.

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