Poetry Festival Singapore (DL: 31 May 2019)

Theme: Catharsis

For the following event:
Poetry Festival Singapore
Sunday 21 July 2019
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
Submission Deadline: 31 May 2019


I would like to invite you to submit poems for Poetry Festival Singapore – Theme: Catharsis.

Sometimes, only words can reveal our deepest motivations. Words reveal, unveil, and expose our innermost desires and feelings. Only then can we even faintly hope to get a glimpse of ourselves at our most vulnerable, and real moments.

“Sometimes what we call tragedy, at least in the theater, are really case histories. They’re based on the central figure, and things happen to that person, and they’re called tragedy because they’re extremely sad. But tragedy always has a glorious thing happen at the end of it. That’s what the catharsis is.” – Derek Walcott

The writers of the best submissions will perform their works on Sunday, 21 July 2019. Venue to be confirmed.


  • Only English language poems are acceptable at this point.
  • Between 8 to maximum 40 lines
  • Open to all in Singapore


Submission Deadline: 31 May 2019.
Selected poets will be informed by: 30 June 2019.
Selected entries may also be chosen for publication.

More Info: http://bit.ly/catharsis2019