Kirpal Singh





Kirpal Singh


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Singapore, Singapore
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Kirpal Singh is a poet, fictionist and cultural critic, and is currently Director of the Wee Kim Wee Centre at the Singapore Management University where he also teaches creative writing. He was a founding member of the Centre for Research in New Literatures at Flinders University, Australia, in 1977, served for many years as chairman of the Singapore Writers' Festival in the 1990s and has the distinction of being the first Asian director of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1993 and 1994.

He is an internationally recognised scholar whose core research areas include post-colonial literature, Singapore and Southeast Asian literature and technology, and creativity thinking. His research articles and critical writings have been published in int
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The Teachings of Kirpal Singh

4.62 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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The Way of the Saints: Sant...

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Heart-to-Heart Talks

4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1976
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The Holy Path (The Teaching...

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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The Light of Kirpal

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1984
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Surat Shabd Yoga

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1975
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The Best of Kirpal Singh

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Kirpal Singh: a visual biog...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1974
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Naked Ape. Naked Boss: Bern...

2.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The New Life (The Teachings...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2005
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“i bring my kiasu friend to the airport
leavings are never easy, not for long
and though we both saw blur along the way
memories flooded present tensions.
in the curry of his life no lemak remained
so now the predictable exit signalled
the end of his roundings, his bombings–
he can bluff like hell, ma, he got style–
and left me thinking about home, my kampong.”
Kirpal Singh, The Best of Kirpal Singh

“writing home"

here in the wilderness of australia
writing home becomes easy
in spite of the spreading wild fires
there is less heat, more certainty.

writing home, writing this
i think of those without real homes–
our city, people say, provides houses
which do not, often, bring one home.”
Kirpal Singh, The Best of Kirpal Singh



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