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Khaya Ronkainen

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Khaya Ronkainen is a South African-born writer, poet and creative entrepreneur. Her work is largely inspired by nature. But she also often 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 simp
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Khaya Ronkainen A simple walk in the woods does the trick.
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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The Joy of Idleness

The joy of idle unproductive spaces. If you have found a quiet bench in a quiet park and sat down, be sure you had a very profitable day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan backstory: We live in a society, where idleness is frowned upon as it cannot be quantified and monetized. As a result, our modern...

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Thank you for the question, Yvette. I'm mostly inspired by nature, duality of my immigrant life and life in general.
The Playground by Don         Martin
"There's an interesting range of topic and tone in this selection of poetry. A poem filled with wry and snarky observation of an ordinary event might precede one with a fragile sweetness to it. I suppose that must be part of the symbolism behind the t" Read more of this review »
Khaya Ronkainen and 1 other person liked Ben Ditmars's review of Love & Bees:
Love & Bees by S.J. Blasko
"This might be my favorite collection from S.J. Blasko.

I felt more so than other collections they held back nothing and poured out their heart for the reader. "Be gentle on the dreamers" resonated with me especially. But also the religious themes, whi" Read more of this review »
Khaya Ronkainen and 2 other people liked D. Peach's review of Summer Magic:
Summer Magic by Marcia Meara
"I loved Meara’s Wake Robin Ridge series, and this short book of 18 poems is written by the main character Mackenzie Cole (not really, but you get the idea). The poems are lovely glimpses of childhood summers and growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains" Read more of this review »
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