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Reading Kīpuka from Bamboo Ridge Press at Windward CC


Aloud in the library! To Wind Community College features a reading of poetry and prose by the authors of the recently published issue 119 of Bamboo Ridge Press titled KÄ«puka: Finding Refuge in Times of Change. Featured writers and artists are Sue Patricia Haglund, Lanning C. Lee, Vanessa Lee-Miller, Wing Tek Lum and Travis Kaulula’au Thompson.

Kipuka: Finding refuge in times of change is a collection of poetry, prose and art examining what it means to live and grow in the contemporary Hawaii, especially in these unprecedented times.
The free event will take place on Thursday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to noon online via Zoom. Sign up online

Aloud in the library! is a literary and musical event celebrating the rich intersection of words and music by local artists meant to inspire and encourage students to find their own creative voice through writing, reading, poetry, music, oral creation and visual arts.

for more information, contact Susan Saint-Jean, assistant professor of English and Out Loud in the Library! coordinator at (808) 236-9226 or [email protected]

Contributing writers

Sue Patricia Haglund
Poet and Dule scholar from Panama, Haglund currently lives in ‘Ewa Beach. She obtained her doctorate in political science from the University of Hawaii in Manoa. She published in Journal of Intentions, the first anthology of Dule’s poetry, Antologia by Poetas Kunas (Panama, 2015), Latino Studies and North Dakota Quarterly.

Lanning C. Lee
Born in Honolulu, Lee got his MY at the University of Wisconsin and its Doctorate in English in 1987 at UH Mānoa, where he wrote his first thesis in creative writing. He published two books of poetry, his memoirs From point A to C to Y to B, a sentimental journey through Hawaii and Wisconsin, and a collection of Hawaii sonnets and tales. His first in a series of nine police adventures in Honolulu is expected to be released shortly.

Vanessa Lee Miller
Poet, playwright and freelance journalist Lee-Miller was born and raised in Hilo. She often travels to perform Hawaiian verses and plays at literary events across the country and to venues ranging from working-class pubs to the British Library and Pembroke College, Oxford. Often described as a Hawaiian language activist, she describes her decades-long struggle to keep ‘ōlelo Hawaii alive as essential to the preservation of Hawaiian culture.

Wing Tek Lum
Lum is a businessman and poet from Honolulu. Bamboo Ridge Press has published its two collections of poetry, Expose doubtful points (1987) and The Nanjing Massacre: Poems (2012).

Travis Kaulula’au Thompson (a.k.a TravisT)
Award-winning Korean spoken word Kanaka and traveling Kalihi artist teacher, and the only child of activist educators, Thompson began performing his poetry at protest rallies and political demonstrations in 2000. He was co-founder of the collective of poetry re: VERSES. and has been an active member of the Honolulu spoken poetry community since 2003, as well as director of Youth Speaks Hawaii, Languages ​​of the Pacific. He is currently a founding member of the Chinatown spoken arts collective known as the HI Poets Society.