English Department Faculty News
NeJame's works included in 2013 issue of Poetry Kanto, the International Journal of Poetry
After last year's Pushcart Prize nomination for "The Essence of Arrak" (2011), NeJame is very honored to be included in this year's edition of Poetry Kanto. The poetry journal prides itself on their mission which of looks at cultural identity, navigating the spaces/gaps between cultures--and fostering the idea, through the sharing of work, of being less rooted in nation and more attuned to our relations with one another. The four poems in total-- "The Mountain Makes the Weather," "This Day," "The Corniche, Now as Then,"and "Violets"--can be found in this year's release on Poetry Kanto's official website, along with archived issues that include her previous entries from 2011 and 2012: http://poetrykanto.com/issues/
PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theatre Company Presents:
Houseless in Paradise
A theatrical production by, for, and about the Homeless of Oahu
*Fringe Festival tickets are $10/per performance. You can also buy a festival pass. For more information, go to their website at http://www.oahufringe.com/.
Patrice Wilson publishes poetry collection
The first full length poetry collection by Dr. Patrice Wilson was published August 29, 2013 by eLectio Press. Patrice M. Wilson’s previous publications include three chapbooks of poetry with Finishing Line Press titled When All Else Falters (Dec. 2003), On Neither Side (July 2009), and A Different Current (2011); two other chapbooks with other writers called Light to See By (Loose Hair Press, Honolulu, 1999) and Cooked, Washed, Swept, Dusted (Honolulu, 1998). Her poetry has recently appeared in Yes, Poetry; Eclipse, The Snail Mail Review, Conversations across Borders, Poetry Superhighway, Nightblade, Eunoia, The 2011 Rhysling Anthology, Common Ground, Bloodroot, Poiesis (#3 & #4), Transcendental Visions, Barbaric Yawp, and The Journal of New Jersey Poets. Her poetry has won the following honors: University of Hawai‘i Myrle Clark Poetry Competition, Third Prize,1992; Academy of American Poets UH Competition, Honorable Mention, 1991 and 1992; First runner up in Redgreene Press (Pittsburgh, PA) Poetry Chapbook Contest (combined 2000 and 2001 contest), September, 2001. Runner up in Dead Metaphor Press Chapbook Contest, 2001. Fifth Honorable Mention in Finishing Line Press’s (Ohio) New Women’s Voices Poetry Contest, Spring 2003. Nominated for the Rhysling Prize of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2011. She is Associate Professor of English at Hawai‘i Pacific University in Honolulu Hawai‘i.
Houston Wood is an invited panelist at the Hawaii International Film Festival
CINEMA AND THE PACIFIC 'OTHER' - PANEL DISCUSSION Saturday October 19 02:30 PM Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre FREE ADMISSION
Over the last 32 years, HIFF’s programming has focused on films about the Pacific Rim produced by filmmakers from the Pacific Rim. In this special scholar-based panel discussion accompanying the Pacific Retrospective Film Program series, the Festival examines 20th-century representations and depictions of the South Pacific through a western lens. Over the last 100 years, many of the films featured in the retrospective program were influential in shaping western perceptions of the Pacific and its people. At a time when indigenous Pacific film is beginning to flourish, HIFF believes it is important to explore the history of the relationship between cinema and the South Pacific region. Panel topics will include representations of the Other, exoticism, and stereotypes such as the “noble savage” with a focus on films presented in the retrospective film program.Moderator Vilsoni Hereniko, a University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa professor and filmmaker, leads a lively discussion with three panelists—New Zealand scholar Selina Tusitala Marsh, Los Angeles–based filmmaker Arthur Dong (Hollywood Chinese), Hawaii Pacific University professor Houston Wood, and Alice Somerville, Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.