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Simple poems that pack a punch

One of Singapore's most esteemed poets, Anne Lee Tzu Pheng (left) created her poems in Common Life based on the crayon drawings of artist Ho Chee Lick (above).
One of Singapore's most esteemed poets, Anne Lee Tzu Pheng (above) created her poems in Common Life based on the crayon drawings of artist Ho Chee Lick.PHOTO: BENEDICT LAU
One of Singapore's most esteemed poets, Anne Lee Tzu Pheng (left) created her poems in Common Life based on the crayon drawings of artist Ho Chee Lick (above).
One of Singapore's most esteemed poets, Anne Lee Tzu Pheng created her poems in Common Life based on the crayon drawings of artist Ho Chee Lick (above).PHOTO: COURTESY OF HO CHEE LICK

The works in Common Life seem plain at first read, but they are keenly sensitive to the world around them

By Ho Chee Lick and Anne Lee Tzu Pheng

Ethos Books/ Paperback/ 192 pages/ $29.96/ Books Kinokuniya/ 3.5 stars

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2018, with the headline 'Simple poems that pack a punch'. Print Edition | Subscribe