I Watch The Stars Go Out

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I Watch The Stars Go Out by Felix Cheong
Author: Felix Cheong
Publish: 1999
Publisher: Felix Cheong
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9810411278
Pages: 51
Language: English

I Watch The Stars Go Out

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Felix Cheong’s second collection of poetry extends the themes and concerns of his first book, Temptation and Other Poems. At its heart is the image of a collapsing star that explodes in a fury of light, and the poems illuminate both the world within and without, in a language that is as evocative as it is provocative. Drawing from his work in the mass media, Cheong also comments on how the media has turned modern life inside out. Taking issues with hype such as the Teletubbies and the Starr Report, he poses wry questions about the state of humanity at the threshold of the millennium.


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Felix Cheong is a well-known figure in the Singapore literary scene and the author of 21 books across different genres, including poetry, short stories, flash fiction and children's picture books. His works have been widely anthologised and translated, cited in telemovies, adapted for the stage and used in 'O' and 'A' level exams. He has also been nominated for the prestigious Frank O'Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. His latest work is Sprawl, a noir detective graphic novel done in collaboration with Malaysian artist Arif Rafhan.

Conferred the Young Artist Award in 2000 by the National Arts Council, Felix has been invited to writers festivals all over the world, such as Edinburgh, Austin, Sydney, Christchurch and Hong Kong. He holds a Masters in Creative Writing and is an associate lecturer with Murdoch University, University of Newcastle, Curtin University and the National University of Singapore.

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