Millennial poets shake up the literary scene through social media and spoken word

(From left) Millennial poets Rodrigo Dela Pena Jr, Natalie Wang, Jennifer Anne Champion (in trolley), Stephanie Chan, Theophilus Kwek, and Crispin Rodrigues.
(From left) Millennial poets Rodrigo Dela Pena Jr, Natalie Wang, Jennifer Anne Champion (in trolley), Stephanie Chan, Theophilus Kwek, and Crispin Rodrigues.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - "April is the cruellest month," wrote modernist poet T. S. Eliot in The Waste Land. For many young poets in Singapore, it is also the busiest, as the annual Singapore Poetry Writing Month kicks off.

Better known as SingPoWriMo, it prompts participants to write a poem every day of the month and post it in the Facebook group.

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