Ong Sor Fern writes: "It is important to educate the younger generations about the roots of cultural explorations that have anchored the arts scene.... As a journalist covering a beat, my interest in the literary scene then was born, not just out of delight as a bookworm at the burgeoning of home-grown poetry, but also, quite frankly, self-interest as the scene offered fodder for my job. I was lucky enough to have interviewed poets such as Aaron Lee, Alvin Pang and Alfian Sa'at about their first collections. Other poets such as Felix Cheong, Grace Chia and Gwee Li Sui took time to participate in longer interviews to discuss why poetry was blossoming in what most people were still calling Singapore's cultural desert.
Watching Rant And Rave II's recap of that period of Singapore's literary history was a little like watching my life flash in front of my eyes. But it also reiterated the importance of documenting the cultural life of Singapore."