13 Mar '18, 11am

Singaporean poet and teacher Ho Poh Fun dies

SINGAPORE - Singaporean poet and teacher Ho Poh Fun has died aged 71. Ho, who wrote of the "quiet obituaries, subtleties/ grace, strength, forbearance/ that life has to earn" in her poem Rain Tree, died on Monday (March 12). The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. She attended Tanjong Katong Girls' School and Raffles Institution, and later received a master's degree in English from the National University of Singapore. She was a teacher at Raffles Junior College (RJC) for 20 years. Her short story, When The Tabebuia Bloomed At Soo Chow Gardens, first appeared in Tanjong Rhu And Other Stories (1986), a collection of four prize-winning entries from the 1982 Short Story Writing Competition organised by the former Ministry of Culture. While her poetry is widely anthologised, she is most noted for her first and only collection Katong And Other Poems (1994). The collection o...

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