Wattpad Star, award-winning author, publisher @InspiritusPress , coordinator of the @LiteraryFiction Network, @TorontoMeetUp , pioneer of English @CellPhoneNovel movement, designer & musician.

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New Poetry Chapbook http://stakatsu.com/kawatare

Anthology, 15 contributors! http://inspirituspress.com/APP

Short Story Collection: http://InspiritusPress.com/OFCD

Featured Wattpad Novel: Espresso Love

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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

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Press: http://inspirituspress.com

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takatsu takatsu Sep 11, 2018 03:31AM
Anyone in Toronto who'd like to do a little meet up at a cafe or something like that?
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