Aaron Lee Biography

Aaron Lee Biography

6/7/1972 - (Present) | 8 Quotes
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Aaron Lee Soon Yong is a Singaporean prize-winning poet who writes in English. Aaron began writing poetry during his days at Raffles Institution, a secondary school in Singapore where he befriended other students who would also eventually go on to become published Singaporean writers. By 1990, he had, along with other ex-school mates, Jonathan Kuan Wei Han, Tong Jo Tze, Alvin Pang and Jeffrey Lim, interested a Singapore publisher, VJ Times, in the publication of an anthology of poems contributed by the five writers. This collection, "In Search of Words", was published in 1991. Lee's first collection of poems, A Visitation of Sunlight, was named one of the best books of 1997 by The Straits Times. The collection was well received and played a part in a late 1990s resurgence of interest in Singapore poetry centred around a new generation of Singapore poets. In 1999 the title poem of his book was selected for the National Arts Council�s "Poems on the Move" programme, a national initiative to bring poetry to the masses on public transport. Lee�s work has been anthologised in such publications as Rhythms: a Millennial Anthology of Poetry, the New Straits Times, Anglistik, and Fifty on 50.

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