Poetry reviews: Lamentations on the joy of youth

MICHAEL DOM Cry My Beloved Country, Collection of Poems and Prose 1998 – 2018, Telly Orekavala, JDT Publishing, Port Moresby, February 2019, ISBN-13: 978-1797-08-275-2 Kindle Direct Publishing, USA, 76pp. Available on Amazon $3.59 THERE are many different ways to interpret a collection of poems and prose, and so writing about such a book, for me,Continue reading “Poetry reviews: Lamentations on the joy of youth”

Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (5) Ating kastam pasim maus bilong yumi

“Vernacular traces in the Crocodile Prize” An essay in five parts BY MICHAEL DOM WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS BY ED BRUMBY Tanim tok i hetipen wok tu na ating ino olgeta raita man-meri bai igat laikim na save bilong raitim. Ol tokples bilong yumi inogatim alfabet, grama na ol rul bilong raitim olsem Tok Inglis, naContinue reading “Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (5) Ating kastam pasim maus bilong yumi”

Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (4) Motu i hait iet

“Vernacular traces in the Crocodile Prize” An essay in five parts BY MICHAEL DOM WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS BY ED BRUMBY Long 2016 Crocodile Prize Nesenol Litereri Kompetisen tripela tok-singsing i kamap long Tok Pisin na wanpela long Tok Motu. Entologi buk long dispela yia em istap olsem e-buk tasol, na pepa-buk bai ol man meriContinue reading “Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (4) Motu i hait iet”

Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (3) Ol PNG raita i kirap bek gen

Vernacular traces in the Crocodile Prize: (3) The PNG Writers Rise Again An essay in five parts BY MICHAEL DOM WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS BY ED BRUMBY Taim 2014 Crocodile Prize Nesenol Litereri Kompetisen ikirap gen (em igo bek gen long han bilong Keith Jackson na Phil Fitzpatrick) ol raita i pinisim bikpela wokmak tru olsemContinue reading “Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize: (3) Ol PNG raita i kirap bek gen”

Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize

“Vernacular traces in the Crocodile Prize” An essay in five parts BY MICHAEL DOM WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS BY ED BRUMBY 1. Maski salim tingting. Kirapim gen LONG 2010, Keith Jackson AM na Philip Fitzpatrick, ibin kirapim tingting long kamapim nesenol literari kompetisen – Crocodile Prize. Mipela sampela man meri ibin raitim toktok igo ikam wantaimContinue reading “Painim liklik mak bilong tokples long Crocodile Prize”

Our young poets are ‘the hopes that we bear in spite’

MICHAEL DOM “Remote models require assimilation. You can learn from the past with little risk of merely aping it as you might ape your contemporaries, or the generation just before your own. A young poet impatient with the assumptions and styles of the present might look for springboards and encouragements in another time.” Robert PinskyContinue reading “Our young poets are ‘the hopes that we bear in spite’”

BOOK REVIEW: A record explained, or rationalised?

MICHAEL KABUNI| Academia Nomad | Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 07 May 2021 Sir Julius Chan: Playing the Game: Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea PORT MORESBY – As MP for Namatanai, Julius Chan was one of the founding fathers of Papua New Guinea, twice serving as prime minister (1980– 82 and 1994-97) and currentlyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A record explained, or rationalised?”

Of writers, publishers & self-publishers

By PHIL FITZPATRICK – 26 February 2020, Keith Jackson & Friends PNG Attitude TUMBY BAY – Herman Melville (1819-91) published his famous novel, ‘Moby Dick’, in 1851. Sales were very slow. The novel was out of print during the last four years of his life, having sold 2,300 copies in its first 18 months and anContinue reading “Of writers, publishers & self-publishers”