What is happening to Mother Nature?

By Kesia Erick Third place World Environment Day Poetry My name is Kesia Erick and I come from Hube LLG (Pindiu) in Finschaffen District of Morobe Province. I am 21 year old studying Language and literature at the University of Goroka, and I tend to love writing poems, short stories as well as reading books.Continue reading “What is happening to Mother Nature?”

Porugl: Son of the Underworld

Book Review Phil Fitzpatrick Porugl: Son of the Underworld by Kamnguru Nem, Independently published, 183 pages, ISBN: 9798520442332. Available from Amazon Australia, ebook $25.94, paperback $42.83. A gigl ambu is a female spirit who lives in the underworld and travels into the outerworld, where humans live, to secretly forage for food at night. The underworldContinue reading “Porugl: Son of the Underworld”

‘What words dear God / Dear God, what words’

MICHAEL DOM – posted on PNG Attitude LAE – It’s considered axiomatic that ‘words have meaning’, by that I think it is meant that words are used to express real emotion, and not just that words have definitions. Words here also infer partial and whole sentences, phrases and dialogue. But I don’t think that’s theContinue reading “‘What words dear God / Dear God, what words’”

Regarding the perfect Melanesian gentleman

MICHAEL DOM – posted on PNG Attitude LAE – It is my observation that true Papua New Guinean gentlemen respond with quiet confidence, not in brash retaliation. In 2016, writing to encourage creative and intellectual contributions to the theme of ‘The Perfect PNG Gentleman‘, I wrote: The article was inspired by the prose poem ‘Perfect Gentleman’ by Dolorose AtaiContinue reading “Regarding the perfect Melanesian gentleman”

True PNG gentlemen respond with quiet confidence not in brash retaliation

By Micheal Dom In 2016, writing to encourage creative and intellectual contributions to the theme of ‘The Perfect PNG Gentleman’, I wrote: “It is clear that Papua New Guineans are still defining what it means to be a PNG citizen or even Melanesian.” “This continuing self-discovery requires us all to do what Naith and MartynContinue reading “True PNG gentlemen respond with quiet confidence not in brash retaliation”

Original local idiom – what’s not said taim yu tromoi tokpisin

A critique of the World Environment Day Poetry MICHAEL DOM “Congratulations and well done! Writing skills are sharpened by practice. Competition allows you to sharpen your work by reading other poets work as well – they may provide you [with] a new or different way of expressing your poetry”. – Ples Singsing email to entrantsContinue reading “Original local idiom – what’s not said taim yu tromoi tokpisin”

ATS: My home is been destroyed by Developers

By Betty Wakia It was on a bright sunny day, Mekeme was at school reading a book. She goes to Buk Bilong Pikinini School at the hillside of the ATS. She was sitting at the veranda of the school reading, when she saw the big yellow excavator came running down the hill towards her house.Continue reading “ATS: My home is been destroyed by Developers”