Christopher (Kit) Kelen is a poet, painter and scholar, resident in the Myall Lakes of NSW. Published widely since the seventies, Kelen has a dozen full length collections in English, as well as translated books of poetry in Chinese, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Swedish, Norwegian and Filipino. Kelen’s latest volume of poetry is Poor Man’s Coat – Hardanger Poems, published by UWAP in 2018. Emeritus Professor at the University of Macau, where he taught for many years, in 2017, Kit Kelen was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Malmö, in Sweden.
Papa Osmubal (aka Oscar Balajadia) is a poet, artist, calligrapher, researcher, and cultural advocate (and on-again, off-again photographer) of Filipino descent. He resides in Macau, where he works as a school teacher. His most recent solo art exhibition called ‘Voice on Paper’ was held in July 2016 through the sponsorship of Fundação Rui Cunha (Rui Cunha Foundation; 官樂怡基金會) in Macau SAR, China. He is currently working on a new collection of paper cuttings for a future exhibition.
His Capampangan etymology book titled Capampangan Roots Volume 1 won the Philippine National Book Award (Language Studies Category), awarded by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC), in 2017.