S K Kelen

S K Kelen lives in the bush capital and enjoys hanging around the house, philosophically, and travelling. His most recent books are Goddess of Mercy, Earthly Delights and Island Earth: New and Selected Poems, published in 2012 by Brandl & Schlesinger.


Sirens Speed of light insomniac runs, angry mantras burn the tongue, falling masonry fire shock it’s over. Lifetime ago anger grew unbearable a leader’s words touched the spirit, reading the texts elated: do this for love and land, strike the …

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Her stabbing stilettos sweet kisses in the sea-struck mind— Love the hate the love-me, love-me-nots hurt, so deep runs the magic and sweet brutality impossible to resist the phone call to misery is the fairy tale you live in, a …

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The smoke cleared, crawling

The smoke cleared, crawling jujube bears like ants in brunetti fathom that such a sweet revelation! The fog’s felix culpa of disaster And die laughing. The law is frozen politics – and politics melts into stale disarray – did the …

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Rumpelstiltskin Cycle

The smoke cleared, crawling

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A City

Children's laughter and their mothers' gossip was returning to the market place after years of random kidnappings, suicide bombings and sniper attacks but caveman needs evolved into beliefs too powerful to remain at peace: an invisible guide born in a …

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S.K. Kelen's most recent book is Goddess of Mercy (Brandl & Schlesinger).

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