(Singapore) a poet, writer, editor and literary activist from Singapore. In 2005, he was named Singapore’s Young Artist of the Year. His debut Testing the silence (1997) was listed among the top ten best books in The Straits Times newspaper. In 2001 he edited, along with three of his colleagues, an anthology of Singaporean- Philippine love poems for which he, in 2003, received the Philippine literary award for poetry. He is a founding director of WORDFEAST, Singapore’s first international poetry festival.