Poet Lee Tzu Pheng finds a voice of her own
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.