Cyril Wong is the Singaporean author of eleven collections of poetry, one collection of short stories and a novel. He graduated with a doctoral degree in English Literature from the National University of Singapore in 2012. He received the Singapore Literature Prize in 2006.

Homosexuality in Arthur Yap's Poetry

An Uncovering and Recovery

Arthur Yap’s poetry is the first known example in Singapore literature that exhibits modes of crisis and recovery in the context of homosexuality. For homophobic reasons, there has been no criticism published so far that uncovers homosexual themes in Yap’s poetry and engages with his work as a groundbreaking example of how poetry becomes a way by which the Singaporean homosexual finds expression. Yap also demonstrates how literature can pave the way for recovery from an individual and painful grappling with one’s sexuality in Singapore.