Khoo Seok Wan

Khoo Seok Wan (1874-1941) was one of Singapore's early poets. He was a prolific writer who penned over 1,000 poems in his lifetime. He started writing from an early age and continued till his demise at age 67. Khoo's last poem was said to have been written three days before his death in 1941. His literary works were published widely in books and in various Chinese-language newspapers in Singapore and overseas.

A selection of publications by Khoo from the National Library collection have been digitized, which readers can access below. These will enable readers to appreciate the poetry and literary works of Khoo Seok Wan, and to understand why he was such a well-known literary figure in Nanyang (Southeast Asia) at the time.

Khoo Seok Wan's works were featured in the exhibition titled Khoo Seok Wan: Poet and Reformist that was held at the National Library Building from 22 November 2013 to 18 May 2014.

 

邱菽园

邱菽园(1874年 - 1941年)是新加坡的文艺先驱之一。他是一名创作量丰富的诗人,在他六十七年的人生中写了超过一千首旧体诗。他从小接受传统教育,博于诗书,一生笔耕不缀,直至辞世前三天还提笔作诗。他的作品除了结集出版外,还散见于新加坡及海外的中文报章上。

国家图书馆所收藏的邱菽园著作,部份已被数码化,读者可通过点击以下的链接阅读。经过数码化,这些著作让后人能够在邱辞世多年后,依然欣赏到他对诗句的千锤百炼,以及抒发于文章内的思想情感,从而了解为什么邱菽园在南洋文坛名噪一时,甚至被尊称为“南侨诗宗”。

新加坡国家图书馆目前正在举办“浪漫与革新:南侨诗宗邱菽园”展览,展品包括邱菽园的著作、手稿、绘画等,地点是国家图书馆七楼与八楼长廊。展览将于2014年5月18日结束。