Poetry-Living Nations, Living Words: A Conversation with Joy Harjo and Pacific Poets

Sat, October 23, 2021
3:30 PM
Virtual-HST: Honolulu, HI

Hawai'i Book and Music Festival, Special Event:

Joy Harjo with Pacific Poets: Living Nations, Living Words

October 23 - 3:30- 4:30 pm Hawai'i-Aleutian Standard Time

Craig Santos Perez

Craig Santos Perez is a Chamoru writer from Guam. He is the author of five books of poetry and the co-editor of five anthologies. He is a professor in the English department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa.

Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo is the 23d Poet Laureate of the United States, and a world renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of plays, children’s books, two memoirs, and nine books of poetry—among them the anthologies When the Light of the World Was Subdued... Read More →

Brandy Nālani McDougall

Brandy Nālani McDougall is a Kanaka ʻŌiwi poet raised on Maui. She is the author of The Salt-Wind Ka Makani Paʻakai and Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature. She is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

No'u Revilla

Noʻu Revilla is a queer ʻŌiwi poet and educator. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at UH-Mānoa and is proud to have taught poetry at Puʻuhuluhulu University in the summer 2019. Her first book of poetry Ask the Brindled is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in... Read More →

Lehua M. Taitano

Lehua M. Taitano, familian Kabesa yan Kuetu, is a queer Chamoru writer and interdisciplinary artist from Yigu, Guåhan (Guam) and co-founder of Art 25: Art in the Twenty-fifth Century. She is the author of Inside Me an Island and A Bell Made of Stones.

Mahealani Wendt

Mahealani Wendt is the author of the poetry book Uluhaimālama (2007) and the co-editor of Ho`olaule`a: Celebrating 10 Years of Pacific Writing. She has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies.