Rochelle Bokalen reminds us to love our Mama Graun

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry 2022 Competition for World Environment Day Poem by Rochelle-Rhiannon Bokalen Mama Graun This place I live in Is a land ever green Blanketed with blue waters From which many islands adrift. From the highlands to the islands We embrace our tropical forests With towering trees, looming over the horizonsContinue reading “Rochelle Bokalen reminds us to love our Mama Graun”

Sagat Raings reminds us to praise God for this unique land

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry 2022 Competition for World Environment Day Sagat Raings poem The land is unique Build your house, build your town, build your city Came fall the woodlands to a great city The wind swept the leaves making them speak The wind swept the grasses making them sing The land isContinue reading “Sagat Raings reminds us to praise God for this unique land”

A young poet from India entered our Mini-poetry 2022 Competition

Krishti Khandelwai, is an award winning 13 year old poet “I am Krishti Khandelwal a 13 years old girl from new Delhi, India. I love to pen down my thoughts into words. Writing has always fascinated me as it was something I always wanted to do, this season (Lockdown) I had created and shared myContinue reading “A young poet from India entered our Mini-poetry 2022 Competition”

A new poem for the 2022 election period

Yumi save laikim suga Michael Dom | Ples Singsing Writers & Associates Yumi Papua Niugini man-meri Yumi save laikim suga Laikim suga wantaim ti Laikim suga wantaim kopi Laikim suga long kaikai Laikim suga blong loli Laikim kola na pepsi Laikim swit moa Rum n’ Berry Laikim Kopiko na laikim Lipo Em igo stret wantaimContinue reading “A new poem for the 2022 election period”

Oro to this Place of War and Peace

I wrote this poem sitting in my house in the middle of Gorari Village thinking about this beautiful land that is steeped in the history of the Second World War in the Pacific as well as its own traditional histories. The title of the poem is ‘Oro to this Place of War and Peace’. ThisContinue reading “Oro to this Place of War and Peace”

Ensuring the literary embers still burn bright

Despite the setbacks and difficulties, sparkling embers still burn in the fireplace of Papua New Guinean literature. Rait ples, rait papagraun, rait pipol. Right place, right heritage, right people. In Tok Pisin rait is also ‘write’ – Keith Jackson MICHAEL DOM – posted on PNG Attitude blog LAE – Around the middle of June, Ples Singsing Writers &Continue reading “Ensuring the literary embers still burn bright”

Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions

HAZEL KUTKUE| Sipikriva Girl Blog | Photographs by Dominica Are ‘Prized Possessions: A Collection of Poetry’by Dominica Are, paperback, 132 pages. Independently published, March 2020. ISBN-13 979-8622956454. Available here from Amazon for $US8.73 BRAUN – Poetry makes for beautiful literature. Sipikriva Girl, despite not entirely embracing poetry, had the opportunity to speak to 34-year old writer, poet andContinue reading “Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions”

Dom’s poetry receives Pacific praise

FAUMUINA FELOLINI MARIA TAFUNA’I| Flying Geese Productions CHRISTCHURCH – Poet Michael Dom’s two newest books are being praised for their illumination of life in Papua New Guinea and as a “treasure chest of a special type of poetry”. Dried Grass over Rough Cut Logs and 26 Sonnets: Contemporary Papua New Guinean Poetry were launched this month. Veteran writer ProfessorContinue reading “Dom’s poetry receives Pacific praise”