• Lonesome George

    The Lament of Lonesome George Lonesome George, the last known individual of the subspecies, Pinta Island tortoise died June 24, 2012 at the age of 101. However I first learnt about him via a report in the Straits Times in 1991 and I wrote this elegy, though he still had two more decades of solitary…

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  • Audio-Describing ‘Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs’ – wild Rice

    23 December Seren Chen and I audio described Wild Rice production of Alfian Sa’at’s SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS We had a group of (coincidentally but very appriately) seven visually impaired members of the audience. Wild Rice continues to be a committed promoter of access and inclusion in Singapore theatre. We were joined in…

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  • No-nonsense advice for uncertain poets!

    If you’ve visited my Plethora of Quora Poetry page   you’ll know that, from time to time, I like to respond to poetic questions or challenges in kind. However sometimes the question is specifically directed towards the writing of poetry, presumably in the hope that the person asking will receive guidance to writing their own.…

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  • A Plethora of my Quora poetry

    Roger Jenkins – the poet? From time to time I like to answer questions on QUORA relating to poetry. Mostly these are poetic responses, though sometimes the question is answered with a prosaic tip (or quip!)   What counts as a line in a poem? I was taught That each line in a poem is a…

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  • Poetry by members of Year 6 at AIS

    I spent an hour with each of the seven Year 6 classes at the Australian International School back in September 2023 as part of their unit on poetry. Using photographs mainly culled from Pixabay as triggers, I was able to build on the excellent work done their teachers. The students froowarded their work to me…

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  • A busy October

    This looks like being a wonderfully busy month for me. 4 Eton House Pre-school, Sentosa – a story ansd drama class with Year 1 and 2, exploring the idea of making choices. The Two Goats on the Bridge got us thinking about working togerther (what does ‘co-operative’ mean?!) 5/12 FEAST Foundations of Oral Storytelling; delighted…

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