Hawaii

Steven Kealohapau'ole Hong-Ming WongKealoha, better known as Kealoha, is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller. In May 2012, Governor Abercrombie named Kealoha as the state's first official poet laureate. By accepting the position, it is his mission to promote the writing, reading, performance and appreciation of poetry among the people of Hawai'i.

upcoming events

date
Oct 04 2017
Poetry Readings
The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.
 
Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.
 

 

6:00pm
251 S High St
96793 Wailuku, Hawaii

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poems

poem
for Kyle & Aunty Terri 
 

Every year, more than a million tourists march
through military museums, memorials, and ghostly
battleships as “Remember Pearl Harbor” echoes
with patriotic fervor. But what if they learned how
to pronounce, “Puʻuloa,” the Hawaiian name