Ever wonder what ‘haole’ poetry is like from REAL haoles who live, work, and write in Hawai’i?

Join Mixing Innovative Arts as we celebrate more local writers!

We’ve collaborated on tons of events with local writers and publishers, as well as international performers at M.I.A. Now, with the help of Tinfish Press, we’re featuring another group of writers who are residents of Hawai’i: the Euro-American writers.

And we’ll be featuring these writers on none other than President’s Day (I know, so fitting, right?) at our usual venue, Fresh Cafe’s Loft in Space (831 Queen St.)

Join the poetic conversation on February 18th at 7:30pm at Fresh Cafe’s Loft in Space.

The unique and important anthology, Jack London is Dead, is, as editor Susan M. Schultz writes in the introduction to the book, “an homage to Jessica Hagedorn’s Charlie Chan is Dead anthology of Asian American writing. Just as Charlie Chan, with his broken English and his Swedish actor’s face, has been a problematic figure for Asian American writers, so Jack London is a writer whose work about Hawai‘i is deeply problematic to native Hawaiians and others.The writers in this anthology work hard not to appropriate the stories of this place and its inhabitants. Euro-American poets in Hawai‘i have their own material to work from, all of it vexing” (11).

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Author: Mixing Innovative Arts

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