The Ocean & Her Waves: Kirsten's FIRST Poetry Book is OUT!

It all began with an aching heart and a blank journal.

It all started off with me using my journal as an outlet for my feelings and lessons learned. I would write down free verse poetry, jot down ideas, and scribble drawings here and there. One day, my brother asked how I was coping with my feelings and so I shared my journal with him. He was pleased with what he had read and urged me to self publish my work into a book. Well... it's finally here! It's been in the making for about a year and a half now, and HERE IT IS.

The Ocean & Her Waves is a collection of poetry, prose, and stories dealing with the waves of love, loss, and life. Written by FIlipino-American author, Kirsten Dawn.

If you'd like your very own copy, you can purchase one right here! But before you do so, please know that 5% of the profits from the sale of The Ocean & Her Waves will be donated to the following literacy programs:

We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books is focused on supporting and increasing the diversity of books available to young readers by promoting the inclusion of characters from diverse communities of racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, indigenous, LGBTQ, and other minorities,.

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders offers a program designed to get global literature into the hands of high school and college-aged students.

Women for Women International

Women for Women International’s literacy programming helps female victims of war, poverty, and injustice learn how to read and write — two skills that are essential for a woman striving to gain agency over her life.

Regardless of whether or not you purchase a copy of my book, I just wanted to share with all of you all of the joy that came from publishing my poetry! It really has been a journey and I'd like to thank all of you who have been a part of it! Cheers!




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