Poetry Festival Singapore, formerly known as National Poetry Festival, offers a multilingual, multicultural, multi-generational platform for poets and poetry enthusiasts in the appreciation of the art of poetry in Singapore. Poetry Festival Singapore aims also to develop the written and spoken word in the island’s four official languages and to organize events and activities related to the literary arts.

This project is supported in part by our partners, the National Arts Council, the National Heritage Board, the National Parks Board, the National Library Board, Gardens by the Bay, LASALLE College of the Arts and the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Poetry Festival Singapore is a registered society (T17SS0049H) and was inaugurated 24-26 July in 2015, with Guest-of-Honor Mr. S. Dhanabalan.

Poetry Festival Singapore is a recipient of National Arts Council's Seed Grant from 2015 - 2018.

Festival Editions:


Poetry Festival (Singapore) 2015 (24 - 26 July 2015)

Poetry Festival (Singapore) 2016 (29 - 31 July 2016)

Poetry Festival (Singapore) 2017 (28 - 30 July 2017)

Poetry Festival (Singapore) 2018 (27 - 29 July 2018)

Poetry Festival (Singapore) 2019 (19 - 21 July 2019)





SG POEMS 2015 - 2016 - Published by Ethos Singapore

SG POEMS 2017 - 2018 - Published by Ethos Singapore

Love at the Gallery 2016 - 2017 - Published by Ethos Singapore

CONTOUR (2019) - Published by Ethos Singapore

Catharsis (2019) - Published by Poetry Festival Singapore


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Our Committee Members


Thumboo Edwin Nadason

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Eric Tinsay Valles


Elijah Chai

Treasurer/ Vice President
Loh Wen Han, Michelle

Azhar Ibrahim
Tan Chee Lay

K. Kanagalatha

Ordinary Committee Member
Khoo Lilin
Azizah Zakaria
Chow Teck Seng

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