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12/15/2018 Villanelle: Should one reorder genuine vers libre entire 27 Villanelle
12/08/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXXIII - Continued 38 Dramatic Monologue
12/05/2018 Villanelle: Who lies to defend his kind tells he no White Lies 48 Villanelle
12/01/2018 My Recurrent Dream, Translation of Paul Verlaine's Sonnet: Mon Reve Familier 58 Sonnet
11/29/2018 IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE - Part Three - Continued 67 Dramatic Monologue
11/26/2018 Villanelle: Those whom the Muses love die Martyrs' deaths at lone stockade 62 Villanelle
11/22/2018 Translation of Bury Me in a Free Land by Frances E W HARPER 1825 - 1911 87 Dramatic Monologue
11/20/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXXII - Continued- 121 Dramatic Monologue
11/17/2018 Villanelle: In what way has the Sexual Revolution freed Man 26 Villanelle
11/15/2018 Villanelle: Nothing Human Insect Bird Animal is not Woman 58 Villanelle
11/14/2018 Villanelle: The Smell of Woman the Whiff of Chaste Nutmeg Cinnamon 81 Villanelle
11/13/2018 Villanelle: Doubt not who is Master of your conditioned Fate 72 Villanelle
11/12/2018 Variations on the Malay Pantun: The Old Man and the Short Story -X-XII 85 Pantoum
11/11/2018 Variations on the Malay Pantun: The Old Man and the Short Story - VII-IX 82 Pantoum
11/09/2018 Variations on the Malay Pantun: The Old Man and the Short Story - IV-VI 65 Pantoum
11/09/2018 Variations on the Malay Pantun: The Old Man and the Short Story 56 Pantoum
11/07/2018 Villanelle: Five Yin lines on November 6th overcome the top Yang line 54 Dramatic Monologue
11/06/2018 Villanelle: What DESIGN made the emerald EARTH defile its lone joy 89 Dramatic Monologue
11/05/2018 Villanelle: If only it were as easy as to turn the clock back 91 Villanelle
11/04/2018 Villanelle: How many the men gone had something yet to say 68 Villanelle
11/03/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXXI - Continued- 119 Dramatic Monologue
11/01/2018 IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE - Part Two - Continued 68 Dramatic Monologue
10/30/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXX - Continued 120 Dramatic Monologue
10/24/2018 Villanelle: Don't tell me you wouldn't your back-aching life now forsake 97 Villanelle
10/23/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXIX - Continued 88 Dramatic Monologue
10/22/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXVII - LXVIII 93 Dramatic Monologue
10/05/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXVI 77 Dramatic Monologue
09/12/2018 DIARY NOTES: Another Day sets in Paris 145 Dramatic Monologue
09/10/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXIV and LXV 248 Dramatic Monologue
09/07/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXII and LXIII 135 Dramatic Monologue
09/05/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LX and LXI 137 Dramatic Monologue
08/21/2018 Letter to Ronald Hull on his comment on Diary Notes: Lament at Dawn 76 Free verse
08/19/2018 Diary Notes: Lament at Dawn - A Year Ago Yet Now No Change 139 Free verse
08/16/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LVIII and LIX 160 Dramatic Monologue
08/15/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LVI and LVII 149 Dramatic Monologue
08/13/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LIV and LV 59 Dramatic Monologue
08/11/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LII and LIII 127 Dramatic Monologue
08/09/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : L and LI 135 Dramatic Monologue
08/06/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLVIII and XLIX 157 Dramatic Monologue
08/03/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLVI and XLVII 115 Dramatic Monologue
08/01/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLIV and XLV 88 Dramatic Monologue
07/31/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLII and XLIII 169 Dramatic Monologue
07/27/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXIX and XLI 109 Dramatic Monologue
07/26/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXVII and XXXVIII 98 Dramatic Monologue
07/24/2018 The Select Poetry Class 62 Free verse
07/23/2018 The art of saying what cannot be for Harriet Monroe 55 Free verse
07/20/2018 Translation of David Broza's Ay Amor Que seria de mi, Lyrics by E N Glass 128 Elegiac Lyric
07/16/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXV and XXXVI 102 Dramatic Monologue
07/14/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXIII and XXXIV 111 Dramatic Monologue
07/14/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXI and XXXII 99 Dramatic Monologue
07/13/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIX and XXX 111 Dramatic Monologue
07/11/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXVII and XXVIII 197 Dramatic Monologue
07/11/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXV and XXVI 155 Dramatic Monologue
07/10/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXIII and XXIV 139 Dramatic Monologue
07/09/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXI and XXII 115 Dramatic Monologue
07/08/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIX and XX 155 Dramatic Monologue
07/07/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XVII and XVIII 98 Dramatic Monologue
07/06/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XV and XVI 199 Dramatic Monologue
07/02/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIII and XIV 135 Dramatic Monologue
07/01/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XI and XII 227 Dramatic Monologue
06/19/2018 Translation of Besame Mucho, Lyrics by Consuelo Velasquez 119 Dramatic Monologue
06/16/2018 Khatia Buniatishvili's Piano Concerto 1 by Tchaikovsky 134 Free verse
06/15/2018 WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE 109 Quatorzain
05/22/2018 Villanelle: Look not back and lament how your life's gone astray 111 Villanelle
05/12/2018 Translation of Aranjuez lyrics from the Spanish original, sung by Andrea Bocelli 222 Free verse
05/04/2018 Villanelle: Merchants of the Word make Writers write for Prizes 113 Villanelle
05/02/2018 Villanelle: O What a way to go They Say locked in Lover's Arms 136 Villanelle
04/29/2018 Olga Scheps embodies Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1, e-minor 228 Free verse
04/26/2018 Villanelle: Don't some live Life the way he or she wants it 169 Villanelle
04/20/2018 Is ARANJUEZ a pining after the composer's mother 172 Free verse
04/16/2018 Villanelle: Don't we all cling to Life tooth and nail guts in groin 165 Villanelle
04/11/2018 Isaac Albeniz's Asturias, Three Versions, Three Instruments 223 Free verse
04/10/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY - continued: IX and X 170 Free verse
04/08/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY - continued: VII and VIII 179 Free verse
04/06/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY - continued 188 Free verse
04/01/2018 Villanelle: On listening to Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia - June 12, 1980 192 Villanelle
03/30/2018 IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY 166 Free verse
03/24/2018 Random Excerpts - 2: Ice in My Eyes Smoke in Yours, A Novel 237 Free verse
03/21/2018 Villanelle:If everybody did everything right 171 Villanelle
03/17/2018 Villanelle: The only thing the masses can buy 210 Villanelle
03/16/2018 Random Excerpts from Ice in my Eyes, Smoke in Yours - A Novel 231 Free verse
03/15/2018 Villanelle:Who has it the way he or she wants it 204 Villanelle
03/11/2018 Villanelle: If you think you think and not feel your thoughts invade 151 Villanelle
03/06/2018 Villanelle: It's all been said said better and bolder before 220 Villanelle
03/03/2018 Villanelle: Do Evil People know why they're so 186 Villanelle
02/27/2018 Limerick crochetes: Once a Teacher who didn't like school 494 Limerick
02/23/2018 Villanelle: How much is how near enough and yet not much 288 Villanelle
02/18/2018 Limerick crochetes: Once a band of non-hearing sans abri 167 Limerick
02/16/2018 Limerick crochetes: Once North Koreans joined South cousins 266 Limerick
02/14/2018 Limerick crochetes: Once Japanese couple from USA 126 Limerick
02/13/2018 Limerick crochetes: Once our Senorita from Sevilla 222 Limerick
02/12/2018 Limerick crochetes: Once MidEast refugee hijacked plane 154 Limerick
01/06/2018 Porto Vecchio, Julien Dore's Song Translated by T Wignesan 176 Lyric
01/05/2018 Limericks crochetes: Once in quest of just a lost penny 167 Limerick
12/05/2017 The PUNISHER and the PunishEd 283 Free verse
12/03/2017 Villanelle: Everything takes time: take not time by the forelock 172 Villanelle
11/28/2017 Lyrics of Bigflo and Oli's DOMMAGE: What a Pity, Translated by T Wignesan 279 Free verse
11/18/2017 Villanelle: Envy or disdain which the slave-master of pain 230 Villanelle
11/10/2017 Unquotable Quotes VIIIL: SEXUAL HARASSMENT - the feminist kind 593 Free verse
11/09/2017 Villanelle: Too late too few the tears she sheds on cradle 207 Villanelle



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School-leaving certificates (SC : 1951, HSC : 1953 (Cambridge), GCE : 1955 (London), Inns of Court School of Law (London : Certificate of Academic Standing, Bar Standards Board, 1953-56), Official School of Languages : 3rd Yr-Spanish Literature & Civilization (Madrid : 1970), Diploma in Hispanic Studies (Madrid : 1971), Master’s in Spanish Literature (Madrid & Paris : 1972-73), Doctorat d’Etat es lettres et sciences humaines (Sorbonne-Pantheon ; 1983-87).



ex-School teacher (Malaysia, Spain), Lecturer (England, Germany, France),  Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS : 1973-1998).

Ex-Journalist (Malaysia : 1954, 1962), England (1964-65), Spain (1967))

Publisher’s editor : (Kuala Lumpur/London), 1961-64.



Tracks of a Tramp (a first collection of poems). Kuala Lumpur-Singapore : Rayirath (Raybooks), 1961, 44p.

Bunga Emas, An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature, 1930-1063. Ed. London : A. Blond and Raybooks, 1964, 272p.

Bunga Emas & Tracks of a Tramp. Kuala Lumpur: Silverfish Books,2015,287p.

Blind Man's Lantern: Poems that lash out, mock and rip into the dark. Allahabad:,2015, xxvi-860p.

the smell of piss an' shit in his pants: The vicarious memoir of a Vietnam War veteran. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2015,120p.

Ice in My Eyes and Smoke in Yours. (Novel)    Allahabad: Cyberwit,2016,672p.

Night Soil Man. (Novel)    Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, v-193p.

Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman: on Tamils, Tamil Literature and Tamil Culture. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,2006, xiii-439p.

Poietics: Disquisitions on the Art of Creation. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008,214p.

Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941. Lille: University of Charles de Gaulle (ANRT),1988 & 2006,1086p.

mere deaths and the mostly dead. (Short story coll.)    Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008,275p.

Asianists' ASIA.Vol. V. Ed. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2009, xii-185p.

Sporadic Striving amid Echoed Voices, Mirrored Images and Stereotypic Posturing in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xix-244p.

Victorian (pen-in-cheek)  Vignettes & Tales (not so tall)  of Timmy (the not so very polite)  Malaya Hall Cat in London. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xv-207p.

The Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies (Millennium Number) , Vol. XVII,2. Guest Editor. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,2000, xii-174p.

Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Co. Fire Benefit Readings. Co-Edited. Paris-Boston: Frank Books,1991,198p.  

Founding-Editor : The Journal of Comparative Poietics (Paris), 1989.

Founding-Editor : Asianists’ ASIA (Paris), 2000.

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