See National Gallery’s art anew through poet Koh Buck Song’s eyes

Koh Buck Song, 59, was a poet-in-residence at National Gallery Singapore from November 2021 to April 2022. PHOTO: COURTESY OF KOH BUCK SONG
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SINGAPORE – If you have ever glimpsed a suited, contemplative gentleman lingering for longer than usual at National Gallery Singapore, you might have spotted a poet at work.

As the museum’s poet-in-residence from November 2021 to April 2022, 59-year-old Koh Buck Song’s job was to be inspired by the art. A swanky seat in the rotunda library was ready for him to write at whenever the muse visited.

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