Wattpad Star, award-winning author, publisher @InspiritusPress , coordinator of the @LiteraryFiction Network, @TorontoMeetUp , pioneer of English @CellPhoneNovel movement, philosopher, 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 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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I have been missing for a long time! I've been busy running a publishing company called Inspiritus Press, and being highly active in the Toronto small press and poetry scene. But I'm dropping some q...
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Stories by TAKATSU タカ
Espresso Love (A Dystopian Japan Novel) #Wattys2014 by takatsu
Espresso Love (A Dystopian Japan Novel) #Wattys2014 #275 in Science Fiction
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Of Forests & Clocks & Dreams (A Literary & Art Collection) by takatsu
Of Forests & Clocks & Dreams (A Literary & Art Collection) Short Story
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Harbinger's Child (A Literary Space Sci-fi) #Wattys2016 by takatsu
Harbinger's Child (A Literary Space Sci-fi) #Wattys2016 Science Fiction
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