Shortlisted Poets - 2017
Menik Sri Bandar / Meikhan Sri Bandar
Menik is from Batang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia. She is known as a vocalist, especially in Dangdut Music Arrangements. In early 2003, she came to Singapore as a Migrant Worker. But art is still flowing in her blood. She longs for the world of voices, singing songs, spurring to participate whenever there is a chances, participating and winning in Karaoke contests held in Singapore.
She wrote a short story titled Disaat Cinta Berbunga, "When Love is Flowering," that was selected for publication in the anthology CSR ''Cinta Sejuta Rasa." She was chosen as a finalist in the Migrant Poetry Competition 2016
Her Motto is: Menjadi diri sendiri, berani mencoba, tidak takut gagal, tetap Semangat.!
"Be myself, Dare to try, and be not afraid to fail, Keep the Spirit!"
From Bahasa Indonesia by Azahar Ahmad Nizar
From Tagalog and Visayas by Shane Carreon and Shivaji Das
From Mandarin by Yolanda Yu
From Bengali by Anindita Dasgupta and Shivaji Das
From Tamil by Sabrina Dawson, Geetha Abhaykumar and Gopika Jadeja