The Hoarders


Innovative and challenging, Caleb Leow’s The Hoarders is a winner of the 2023 New Poets’ Prize.

The Hoarders resounds with a subtle and unsettling music which creates its own complex, multilingual logic, even as Leow brings an attentive eye and an inquisitive wit to bear on a wide range of themes both personal and political. These are vivid and evocative poems which bear re-reading, and Leow is clearly a talent to watch.’ – Mary Jean Chan

Published June 2024.

What Writers and Critics Think

  • A pamphlet which interrogates human waste is a risky strategy – but in these wide-ranging, inventive poems, it absolutely pays off. The objectification of the body – whether that is the migrant body, the female body or the working class body is held up to the light through skilful handling of form and imagery.

    Kim Moore


Caleb Leow is an emerging poet from Singapore. He won third place in the inaugural Oxford Poetry Prize (2022) and his poems have been recognised in the Bridport Prize and the National Poetry Competition. He studies History and French at the University of Oxford.

Additional information

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eBook (ePub), Pamphlet


9781914914768, 9781914914775



Publication Year

June 2024