Rajeev S. Patke






Rajeev S. Patke

Publications on Singapore/Malaysian Literature in English


Article in Reference work: “South-East Asia: Historiography”, A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures. Eds. Prem Kumar Poddar and David Johnson. Edinburg University Press/Columbia University Press (2004).


Article in Journal: “Nationalism, Diaspora, Exile: Poetry in English from Malaysia”, Journal of Commonwealth Literature 38.3 (2003): 71-85.


Chapter in Book: “`To frame a City’: The Singaporean Poet in the Postmodern City”, in Post Modern Singapore, ed. William Lim et al. Singapore: Select Books, 2002, 107-17.

Book Review: Life’s Bus-Stop. Text by Yap Wy-En, Photographs by Louis Kwok. Singapore: Integrated Press Pte Ltd, 2002. The Arts Magazine (The Esplanade) (May-June 2002): 87.

Book Review: Love Gathers All: the Philippines-Singapore Anthology of Love Poetry. Edited by Ramón C. Sunico, Alfred A. Yuson, Aaron Lee and Alvin Pang. Manila: Anvil Publishing, Singapore: Ethos Books, 2002. The Arts Magazine (The Esplanade) (May-June 2002): 87.

Book Review: Alfian Sa’at, A History of Amnesia. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2001. The Arts Magazine (The Esplanade, Singapore) (Jan.-Feb. 2002): 79.


Chapter in book: “Poetry in English from Malaysia and Singapore,” in Post-Colonial Literatures in English (Asia-Pacific Version): Study Guide. Singapore: Open University/Singapore Institute of Management, 2001, 101-109.

Book Review: Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature, Volume 4: Interviews, ed. Ronald D. Klein. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2001, The Arts Magazine (The Esplanade, Singapore) (July/August 2001): 74.

Book Review: Toh Hsien Min, The Enclosure of Love. Singapore: Landmark Books, 2001, The Straits Times (20 October 2001). Life-Books section, L16.


Book Review: Leaving Home, Mother: Selected Poems, by Robert Yeo. Singapore/Kuala Lumpur: Angsana Books, 1999, The Arts Magazine (Esplanade, Singapore) (January-February 2000): 70.

Book Review: Can Asians Think? By Kishore Mahbubani. Singapore/Kuala Lumpur: Times Books International, 1998, Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 28: 1 (2000): 209-11.

Book Review: This Chord and Others: A Collection of Plays, by Haresh Sharma, The Necessary Stage. London: Minerva Press, 1999, The Arts Magazine (Esplanade, Singapore: July-August 2000): 78.

Book Review: Images at the Margins: A Collection of Kuo Pao Kun’s Plays. Singapore/Kuala Lumpur: Times Books International, 2000, The Arts Magazine (Esplanade, Singapore) (September/October 2000): 86.

Article in Journal: “Singapore Poetry in English,” World Literature Today 74: 2 (Spring 2000): 293-99.

 Chapter in book: “Singapore and the Two Ulysses,” in Interactions: Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region, eds. Dennis Haskell and Ron Shapiro. Nedlands: University of Western Australia and Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, 2000, 184-91.


Chapter in Book: “Singapore Literature in English,” in Singapore Studies II: Critical Surveys of the Humanities and Social Sciences, ed. Chua Beng Huat. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1999, 46-68.

Chapter in book: “Voice and Authority in English Poetry from Singapore,” in Interlogue II: Essays on Singapore Literature in English, vol. 2. Poetry, ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore: Ethos Publications, 1999, 85-103.

 Electronic Publication: New Voices from Singapore. Singapore: Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, November 1999. Audio Compact Disc of Poems by Alfian Sa’at, Alvin Pang, Alfie Lee, produced by Rajeev S. Patke, and engineered by Sunadi Ali.


Article – Local non-refereed: “Singapore and the Two Ulysses,” The Arts (Centre for the Arts, NUS) 6 (1998): 24-30.

Electronic publication: Singapore Poetry in English (Audio Compact Disc of poems by Edwin Thumboo, Arthur Yap, Lee Tzu Pheng read by the poets). Produced by Rajeev S Patke, Engineered by Sunadi Ali for the Department of English, National University of Singapore. ISBN 981-04-0590-1.

Chapter in Book: “Abraham’s Promise: Violence, Critique and the Birth of a Nation,” in Interlogue: Essays on Singapore Literature in English, vol. 1. Fiction, ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore: Ethos Publications, 1998, 117-43.


 Brief entry in book: “Arthur Yap,” in Contemporary Poets. 6th edn., ed. Thomas Riggs. London/Detroit: St James Press, 1995.


Brief entry in book: “Arthur Yap,” in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry, ed. Ian Hamilton. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 1994, 593.

Brief entry in book: “Robert Yeo,” in Routledge Encyclopaedia of Post-Colonial Literature. Eds. Eugene Benson and L.W.Conolly, vol. 2. London: Routledge, 1674-75.


Brief entry in book: “Kirpal Singh,” in Writers of the Indian Diaspora: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1993, 413-17.




Poetry is more truly recognizable as voice than as printed words on a page.

The following project brings poetry to listeners in the form of audio recordings in which poets read their own poems.

One CD featuring Singapore poetry in English was recorded and published on behalf of the Department of English Language and Literature, NUS, with support from the Open University Singapore Division in August 1998.

Each of the four poets involved 





was generous in supporting the project.

The illustrations are based on original oil-paintings by

Dr Ho Chee Lick


A second CD, representing three young voices, is planned for release in November 1999, featuring






Technical  Production:  Mr  Sunadi  Ali, NUS




BOTH CDS can be heard on the NUS Campus network

courtesy of the poets, their publishers


The Media Resources Unit, Central Library


NUS Digital Library

Once you're in, select Digitized Video, click GO, then

click on LINC-Audio LINC