Contributors / March 2014 (Issue 23)

Vaughan Rapatahana
ImageVaughan Rapatahana is a long term resident of Hong Kong, with homes also in Aotearoa-New Zealand – where he was born – and Pampanga, Philippines. Lived and worked in a variety of countries as teacher of English – from PR China to U.A.E; Brunei Darussalam to Republic of Nauru. PhD Existential Literary Criticism, University of Auckland. Widely published in a variety of genre across the globe – from fiction to language critique; poetry to original philosophy. Was highly placed in 2013 erbacce Poetry Prize and semi-finalist in initial Proverse Prize for Literature. 2014 will see OutLoud Too, the anthology of Hong Kong poets that Rapatahana instigated and was lead editor for and Atonement - a further collection of poems (ASM/Flying Islands, Macau.) Rapatahana is also instigator and lead editor for Confronting the Hydra - the follow up to the significant language critique English Language as Hydra (Multilingual Matters, U.K. 2012). [Essay]

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