Daryl Lim Wei Jie

Daryl Lim Wei Jie is a poet and critic based in Singapore. He is particularly interested in the intersections between poetry and history. His first collection of poetry, A Book of Changes, was published by Math Paper Press in 2016 under the Ten Year Series imprint. His poems won him the Golden Point Award in English Poetry in 2015, awarded by the National Arts Council, Singapore. Daryl has an interest in Singapore, Southeast Asian and Chinese poetry, as well as translation. He was the editor of the revised edition of The Hidden Papyrus of Hen-taui (Bluback Productions, 2019), by the pioneering and acclaimed Malaysian poet, Wong Phui Nam. Daryl has also written a critical introduction to Wong’s works at, an online encyclopedia of Singapore poetry.

As Long As One Tree Lives On | 只要还有一颗树活着

No more trees Actually, this world is already indifferent to trees, but it’s just that according to the calendar, Spring should see the valleys and hills filled with flowers, lush greenery and the joyous singing voices of humanity…… The wind …

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Presumptuous Modernity | 诗组:自以为是的现代

Tradition Sixty-five thousand four hundred and thirty dollar advertisement and one piece of mooncake Office Block Lift Up, a depressing morning Down, an anxious sunset Fast Food rubbish that’s stopped breathing quickly patching together rubbish that’s still breathing

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Down here, my pound of flesh is worth a dollar fifty more. Where the old pretzel maker from Mindanao once rested his sweat-flecked arms, there is now a fire sale of obsolescence. A garden of aerosol cans glistens, a low-grade …

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