Wattpad Star, award-winning author, publisher @InspiritusPress , coordinator of the @LiteraryFiction Network, @TorontoMeetUp , pioneer of English @CellPhoneNovel movement, philosopher, designer & musician.
New Poetry Chapbook http://stakatsu.com/kawatare
Anthology, 15 contributors! http://inspirituspress.com/APP
Short Story Collection: http://InspiritusPress.com/OFCD
Featured Novel: Espresso Love
My passion is to inspire, speak to the heart, provoke thought, awaken the soul and challenge the norm, and help build communities that shine.
In 2008, I pioneered the English @CellPhoneNovel - a Japanese youth movement of serialized minimalist poetry-prose (avg. 100 words/chapter) - through Textnovel Reader's Choice Award winning SECONDHAND MEMORIES (Sakura Publishing 2015) and led the writing community.
My more recent work includes ESPRESSO LOVE, a dystopian magical-realist novel that won Watty's 2014 and ranked #1. OF FORESTS & CLOCKS & DREAMS (Inspiritus Press), a collection of stories, poetry & art, was published in 2016, and the short story "The Elephant Girl" received the Babs Burggraf literary award of $2500. KAWATARE, a poetry chapbook, was published by Anstruther Press in August 2017.
Some of my influences come from Japanese entertainment, pop culture, and names such as Murakami, Martel, DeLillo, Carver, Orwell, Kafka, Rumi, Rimbaud, Whitman, Baudrillard, McLuhan.
Thanks for dropping by and many inspirations to you!
"[His pieces] have a timeless quality...that enlighten or explain a philosophy of life, a zen moment...[they] touch on an innate mystery of things that allow one to see." - Patricia Keeney, Award-winning Author, Poet, York University Professor
"Struck me to the very core of my being." - Reader
Main Site: http://stakatsu.com
- JoinedMarch 4, 2013
Espresso Love (A Dystopian Japan Novel) #Wattys2014 #275 in Science Fiction
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In Tokyo, where the System siphons thought, emotions & memories, a literature student meets a strange psychic girl and they embark on an escape from mindless agents, dream worlds and reality itself, in a soul-searc...
Of Forests & Clocks & Dreams (A Literary & Art Collection) Short Story
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[Literary, Short Story, Poems, Art, Philosophy] (In Editing) Strange conversations, ringing phones, umbrellas, talking birds, a girl with a top hat, grandfather clocks, transfigured stones, a missing archaeologist...
Harbinger's Child (A Literary Space Sci-fi) #Wattys2016 Science Fiction
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After decades of struggling, the broken last of humanity barely escapes an inexplicable cataclysmic threat and wanders in the darkness of space for blind hope and a desolate future. They eventually find themselves...