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Hosted by Low Kian Seh

Congratulations to the finalists of Catharsis 2022! They will be performing their winning poems during our awards ceremony held at LASALLE College of the Arts, hosted by Low Kian Seh. 


Ceremony Details:

🗓️: 30 July 2022 | Saturday

⏰: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

📍: LASALLE College of the Arts, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Library


Vivienne Ho | Nicholas Quek | Jonathan Chan | Aaliya Syeda | Isabelle Chum | Natalie Fock | Claudia Chen | Elizabeth Fong | Mak Ming Qi, Sarah | Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman | Don Shiau | Christian Yeo | Skylar Yap

“But tragedy always has a glorious thing happen at the end of it. That's what the catharsis is.” This phrase sums up what the word “catharsis” means to Derek Walcott.

What does catharsis mean to you? If you have a poem on the theme 'Catharsis', send it to us and be part of our Catharsis poetry open call! We want to read your works.

- Poetry Festival Singapore 2022 is supported by the National Arts Council Presentation and Participation Grant -


Deadline for submission:

31 May 2022 

Submit to: 

This online form.


- Only English-language poems are accepted at this point.

- Between minimum 8 and maximum 40 lines

- Open to all in Singapore (even non-citizens and non-PRs)

- You may submit 1 to 2 entries



Catharsis was created by Elijah Chai. 

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