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Congratulations to Ken Chau, winner of Vox Bendigo Fyffe Prize

Originally posted on voxbendigo:
We are very pleased to announce that Melbourne poet, Ken Chau, has won the Vox Bendigo Fyffe Prize, for his suite of poems, Possible Lyrics for Chinese and Western Pop Songs. Ken’s manuscript was commended by the judges (Jennifer Digby, Terry Jaensch and Rosemary Sorenen) for the humour, the originality, the control and the boldness of the poems. We have now moved into production for the…

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Haiku love

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I love haikus. The simpler it is, the more engaging it becomes. You can find some of my haikus, and other excellent snippets of words and images by writers and bloggers/social media enthusiasts, on hotcrosshaiku.blogspot.com.au/ and on Twitter at @hotcrosshaiku. From there, you can also join the Facebook group page. It’s a brilliant collective of haikus that you should check out if you love words.  

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Two Passionate, Love Filled, Hope Filled Poems from Ramon Loyola


Originally posted on Totally Inspired Mind…:
If And When by Ramon Loyola ****** When you love, Let the touch feel your warmth So that it burns like a flame In the bosom’s deepest cauldron, Lingering. ****** If you love, Memorize the face that stares, Its lines drawing all meaning To all the desires revealed, Undeniable. ****** When you love, Let the eyes see your heart So that it remembers like…

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Local author


There’s something about finding your own books and creative work in your local bookstore or shop. It’s strange and uplifting, and makes you feel like you truly belong, exactly how I felt walking into Modern Times Bookshop/Art On King in Newtown, NSW, Australia.

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Poems at Modern Times Bookshop Newtown


Amid the increasing number of rejection letters I’ve been receiving, I am thrilled that independent bookstores are willing to sell and stock my books. ‘Not Poems, Just Words’ and ‘I Look For You In Other Truths’ are now available in store in my local bookstore, Modern Times Bookshop / Art on King, which is also one of my fave shops in Newtown. I am stoked and grateful for their unconditional […]

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A “glowing” rejection


A “glowing” rejection —  Today, I received a ‘rejection’ from a writers’ festival for a manuscript that I entered in their inaugural literary competition. Despite the fact that I didn’t win, I am thrilled that the prize/festival director took the time to provide a considered analysis and brief review of my manuscript. Here’s what I received: ‘Dear Ramon We have now selected a winner in our inaugural Vox Bendigo Fyffe […]

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