University of Hawai'i at Manoa Speaker Series

US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo celebrates her signature project, an anthology of indigenous poets, “Living Nations, Living Words,” along with five contributors, poets currently based in Hawai‘i : Brandy Nalani McDougall, No‘u Revilla (winner of the 2021 National Poetry Series Competition), Lehua M. Taitano, Mahealani Wendt, and Moderator Craig Santos Perez.

Joy Harjo

Poet Laureate of the United States

Editor of Living Nations, Living Words, an anthology of Indigenous poetry

Brandy Nālani McDougall

Assoc. Professor of American Studies, UH Manoa

Noʻu Revilla

Assistant Professor of English, UH Manoa

Winner of 2021 National Poetry Series Competition

Lehua M. Taitano

Poet, Author

Mahealani Wendt

Poet, Author and Editor

Moderator: Craig Santos Perez

Poet and Professor of English, UH Manoa


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