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David Wong Hsien Ming was born in Singapore, discovered poetry as a child at a Sunday lunch and pursued honors in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, reading poetry at Rutgers University New Brunswick along the way. His poetry earned an Honorable Mention and later won second prize at Singapore’s Golden Point Award, and has appeared in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Ceriph, EastLit, Literary Orphans, Mascara Literary Review. He is a high school teacher, and also served as text editor for poetry.sg, an online database providing critical analysis and multimedia resources for Singapore’s poetry.


#NeverBeforeSG – Lyrical Verse (Sept’ 20)

##AthomewithSLP – Moderator (Aug’ 20)

#StayHomeStayLit2020 (Jun’ 20)

#BuySingLit – Today, Let’s Think Of Rainbows (Mar’ 20)

Straits Times’ Arts Picks (Nov’ 19)

BooksActually’s “Baby Steps to Sing Lit” (May’ 19)

“No Unwilled Illusion” short film, narrated by Derrick Siu (Mar’ 19)

Hamid Roslan’s off-the-cuff thoughts on Sing Lit Body Slam (Oct’ 17)

“Traces of Us” reviews For The End Comes Reaching (Sept ’17)

The Kitaab Lounge Chair Interview (Nov ’15)

Reaching for Light: Theophilus Kwek reviews Tse Hao Guang & David Wong (Apr ’16)

SingaporePoetry’s Book of the Year list 2016 (Dec ’16)

SingaporePoetry’s Book of the Year list 2015 (Dec ’15)

Mothership’s must-read Singaporean books in English 2015 (Dec ’15)

True Love, Fake News – The Times Literary Supplement (Dec ’16)

Bookends with Alvin Pang (Nov ’15)

Rachel’s book reviews (Jan ’16)

Singapore Poetry on the Sidewalks (Nov ’16)


Food Republic – A Singapore Literary Banquet (Mar ’20)

Seven Hundred Lines: A Crown of Found//Fount Sonnets (Nov ’19)

Call and Response: A Migrant/Local Poetry Anthology (Nov ’18)

Twin Cities: an anthology of twin cinema from Hong Kong and Singapore (Nov ’17)

UnFree Verse (Jul ’17)

Lontar #8 (May ’17)

WeAreAWebsite #6 (Apr ’17)

Equatorial Calm: a Haiku Anthology (Nov ’16)

SingPoWriMo 2016: The Anthology (Oct ’16)

A Luxury We Must Afford (Dec ’16)

This is Not a Safety Barrier (Jun ’16)

SingPoWriMo 2015: The Anthology (Nov ’15)

A Luxury We Cannot Afford (Nov ’14)

SingPoWriMo 2014: The Anthology (Nov ’14)

Of Zoos (Dec ’14)

Lontar (Oct/Nov ’14)

Lines + Stars

Harvest and Wine


Mascara Literary Review

Literary Orphans

Unshod Quills

Quarterly Literary Review Singapore

Eye to the Telescope

Ceriph 6 (Nov ’13) and 4 (Oct ’11)