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Journalists, they say, can be a pretty soul-less bunch at times, and while they are great at communicating hard facts they are generally less adept at expressing their feelings and their sensitivities. That’s not true of all journalists, of course. According to Andy Smith (editor of The Journal of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, U.K.), “It certainly isn’t true of Augustine Sam who has somehow managed to combine a career in mainstream journalism with an equally successful career as a creative writer.” 

 

Augustine is a journalist by profession, a novelist by choice, and a poet by chance. In addition to pursuing hard news, he fell in love with poetry the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. He was the winner of the "Editors' Choice Award" in the North America Open Poetry contest, sponsored by the National Library of Poetry, and was invited to be inducted into the International Society of Poets. He won the Merit  Award from this society, as well as having two of his poems published in international anthologies.

 

His poetry collection, Flashes of Emotion, was a finalist in the International Book Award contest.

 “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”                                         -  Søren Kierkegaard

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