Poet Pooja Nansi Named First Youth Poet Ambassador

Singapore, March 2017
Pooja Nansi, the 35-year-old creative writing teacher at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and author of poetry collections Love Is An Empty Barstool (2013) and Stiletto Scars (2007), has been appointed as the island’s inaugural Youth Poet Ambassador (YPA) for 2017 - 2018. The YPA programme was initiated... (Read more)

Poetry gets a push with new programme for young poets

1 October, 2016 (Published in The Straits Times print edition)
By Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh
Young poets looking for a chance to hone their craft and spread the love for poetry have much to look forward to. A new Youth Poet Ambassador programme will kick off next year, with a poet between the age of 21 and 35 picked to help engage youth and inspire them to express... (Read more)

Are you a young, inspiring poet? You might be the next Youth Poet Ambassador

30 September, 2016 (Published in TODAY Online)
By Reena Devi Shanmuga Retnam
A new Youth Poet Ambassador (YPA) will be appointed for the very first time by the National Arts Council (NAC), with the aim to engage and inspire more young people to express themselves through poetry, and hopefully nurture a pool of younger generation poets. Announced on Friday (Sept 30) evening at... (Read more)