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Wardley D. Barry Igivisa
Occasionally an exceptional writer emerges in Papua New Guinea. It happens less so with poets. Poetry is a popular form in Papua New Guinean literature but poets who can combine both a flair for expression and technical ability are rare. Wardley D. Barry Igivisa is one of those rare poets. He follows in the footsteps of Papua New Guinea’s eminent poet Michael Dom. This collection of 150 pieces represents his efforts between 2010 and 2015. They are refreshing, surprising and innovative and aver a bright future and enjoyment for readers.
Leonard Fong Roka
Pomong U’tau is the traditional clay cooking pot used on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. This is award-winning writer, Leonard Fong Roka’s first book and encapsulates in poetry his view of life, the world around him and the tragedy of the civil war on the island. His poetry is raw and edgy with a unique flavour and style.
  
Jimmy Drekore
Jimmy Drekore is an analytical chemist who has forsaken his profession to work with sick children in his home province of Simbu in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. He is also a founder and chairman of the Simbu Writer’s Association.
  
Diddie Kinamun Jackson
Diddie Kinamun Jackson won the 2014 Crocodile Prize for Poetry. The Crocodile Prize is Papua New Guinea's annual literary competition. This is a collection of 102 prose poems and includes her winning entry, As a Writer. Diddie’s poetry reflects a feminine perspective on Papua New Guinean society, especially in the capital, Port Moresby.
Jimmy Awagl
Jimmy Awagl’s prolific energy in writing has resulted in books: ‘My Struggle & My Journey’. This third book is a collection of Jimmy’s 100 poems depicting the social life of modern Papua New Guineans. Most of the themes depict the contemporary issues experienced by the younger generations.