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English
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Adults|Young People
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Article
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Abstract:
Robert Yeo Cheng Chuan (b. 1940, Singapore–) is a poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and librettist. He has written a novel, newspaper columns on the arts, as well as literary and theatre essays advocating the establishment of a distinctly Singaporean tradition in writing. He was for many years a lecturer at the Nanyang Technological University’s National Institute of Education, and was a proponent for the greater inclusion of the study of local texts in the school curriculum. Poet and critic Aaron Lee has described Yeo as being “the most Singaporean of Singaporean writers”. He is often associated with second-generation literary contemporaries, poets Lee Tzu Pheng and Arthur Yap.