The political economy of a pig farmers life

POEMS BY MICHAEL DOM Chapter 1, 28 December 2012 Until you have seen your hands blistering Until you have felt sweat break like fever Before another new gardens planting Until you have cleaned the piss and manure Cut, carried and replaced sodden bedding Until you have closed the sow with the boar Until then youContinue reading “The political economy of a pig farmers life”

Man with two wives, tributes to womenfolk who support for peace

A poem by Joseph Tambure Man Bilong Tupla Bilum Lukim man bilong tupla bilum Em sanap namel long ples singsing Nogat poret na sem no wari tu Em kisim strong long tupla bilum bilong em Sanap namel long hevi na birua No laik long harem tokpait na tokbasait Em laik soim rot long bel isiContinue reading “Man with two wives, tributes to womenfolk who support for peace”

Bosco Uraliu gives us a father’s advice, poetically

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 A Father’s Advice on Land The excellent photo below was taken by Sydney Bahrt / Science Photo Library A Father’s Advice on Land In the cover of childhood innocence, With a mind ever so stainless, Instilled, is a father’s wisdom, A sincere guideContinue reading “Bosco Uraliu gives us a father’s advice, poetically”

TOKSAVE – JUDGES VERDICT IS IN FOR THE MINI-POETRY COMPETITION FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Here is what our poetry judge for this year’s mini-poetry contest had to say to Ples Singsing and the participating poets. Thank you, Michael, and Ples Singsing for asking me to judge this competition. I hope I have completed my task to your expectations.  I am a great admirer of Ples Singsing, of your determinationContinue reading “TOKSAVE – JUDGES VERDICT IS IN FOR THE MINI-POETRY COMPETITION FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY”

TOKSAVE – The entries for Mini-poetry Competition on World Environment Day 2022 are now being judged

Well done to the twenty-one entrants who are participating this year. Assessment of the poems is made by ‘blind-judging’ of poems sent without the author names and details. Although six entrants have not provided their identification, there is still time for them to remedy that, so please do. With the ID photo’s Ples Singsing canContinue reading “TOKSAVE – The entries for Mini-poetry Competition on World Environment Day 2022 are now being judged”

Young writers elevated to an unknown future

By PHIL FITZPATRICK – posted on PNG Attitude Blog Tingting Bilong Mi: 2020 Essay Competition edited by Michael Dom & Ed Brumby, Pukpuk Publications (May 2022), 195 pages. $1.00. Kindle edition available from Amazon Books TUMBY BAY – I’ve got a confession to make, I like reading Papua New Guinean literature. I’ve probably learnt more about theContinue reading “Young writers elevated to an unknown future”

Recalling the day I met Daniel Kumbon, one of PNG’s prominent writers

Richard Napam As he entered the Ribito Restaurant in Waigani, I could recognize him instantly. He had his bilum hat and his long beard which I saw on the cover of his books and in pictures. Daniel and his friend placed their lunch orders and chatted away two tables from me. I purchased a copyContinue reading “Recalling the day I met Daniel Kumbon, one of PNG’s prominent writers”