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Ocean in Our Blood; a Pacific Poetry Reading
Ocean in Our Blood; a Pacific Poetry Reading
WhenMonday, Apr. 2, 2018, 3 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationIntellectual House (INT)
Campus roomGathering Hall
Event typesPerformances, Special Events
Event sponsorsAmerican Indian Studies…

Join us to hear two renowned Pacific Islander artists, reading from their own works of original poetry.

From Maui, Dr. Brandy Nālani McDougall is the author of a poetry collection, The Salt-Wind, Ka Makani Paʻakai (2008), the co-founder of Ala Press, and the co-star of a poetry album, Undercurrent (2011). Her book Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature is the first extensive study of contemporary Hawaiian literature and the winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award. She is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa.

Dr. Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamorro poet from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam). He is the co-editor of three anthologies of Pacific literature and the author of four books of poetry. He is the first Pacific Islander author to receive the American Book Award and the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa.

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