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Poet Lee Tzu Pheng finds a voice of her own

Poet Lee Tzu Pheng finds a voice of her own

Published on Dec 9, 2012 11:00 AM

Award-winning poet Lee Tzu Pheng has published three new books after a gap of 15 years.

On Dec 8, local independent publisher Landmark Books launched the fifth volume of Dr Lee's poetry, Catching Connections, along with a collection of reflections on her life and faith, Short Circuits, and a book of nursery rhymes twisting traditional lyrics into a social commentary on the 1960s.

While those nursery rhymes were written five decades ago, the new poetry and prose in the two books were dashed off within a couple of months this year.

"I don't write just for the sake of writing, there's always a feeling that something needs to be coming out," says the 66-year-old, who wrote "50 poems in nine months" for her second collection, Against The Next Wave.

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