Call to Poetry
This book surveys poems written in the English Language from 1900 to 1962 by poets from or based in Malaya and Singapore. The poets express their emotions through images that are telling in their vitality. Their flexibility with the English language allows them to express their felt experiences, where the language becomes a creative medium in the hands of non-native users of the language. Among the poets surveyed are Lim Boon Keng, Hedwig Anuar, Edwin Thumboo and Wong Phui Nam.