Khaya Ronkainen

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Khaya Ronkainen is a South African-born writer, poet and creative entrepreneur. Her work is often inspired by nature. But also examines duality of an immigrant life, cultural identity, intercultural communication and relations among immigrants.

She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Seasons Defined and From the Depth of Darkness, published through her small imprint, QuillInInk Press. Some of her work has been anthologized and also featured in a number of publications. She also writes a blog, where her focus is on poetry, creative nonfiction, as well as featuring other poets and their books.

On her spare time, she can be found wandering in nature with a notebook and camera. She is also an avid reader, enjoys travelling or simply hanging o
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Khaya Ronkainen I’m currently working on a third chapbook. A collection of autumn poems in appreciation of this beautiful and bountiful season.
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On Finding Clarity

I stood in the middle of a chamomile field wondering why there were flies all over my flowers. Then it occurred that every living thing has a role to play in the ecosystem. Flies have always been here, and going about their business of either feeding on the plant or helping pollinate the flowers. I’ve...


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