Posts Tagged: hawaii

The Thread: Volcanoes


Is there a relationship between the violence that came through me, and the violence that came at me? ...more

Which Flame Is Mine?: A Conversation with Rajiv Mohabir


Rajiv Mohabir discusses his second collection, The Cowherd's Son, his work as a translator, and resisting erasure in a racist America. ...more

Slang and Swagger: Riffing with Jeff Chang


Jeff Chang discusses his latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, his work in hip-hip journalism, and the beauty and humanity of political protest. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jaimee Wriston Colbert


Life’s inequities can be cruel, but in the end we are all part of our communities; suffering though we may be, we are not alone. ...more

Past the Break


Past the break lies motherhood as I understand it: the rawest life that lifts and falls and crashes against beauty, and the eternal potential for heartbreak. ...more
Kamden Hilliard

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Kamden Hilliard


Survival is not always cute, politically responsible, mature, or sober. Survival is ramshackle, as is tolerance. ...more

Are We All Our Own Vanishing


We will never be an exclamation point, an ellipses, a question mark. We must all leave with this: a period—solid, and utterly irrefutable. ...more

Beyond the “Hang Loose” Sign


Sign languages are just as rich as spoken languages, with their own grammar, slang, and regional peculiarities. American Sign Language is distinct from French and Kenyan and Peruvian Sign Languages—and, as was recently discovered, from Hawaiian Sign Language.

Linda Lambrecht, a sign-language instructor at Kapiolani Community College who is fluent in both ASL and its Hawaiian counterpart, brought this fact to light when she began pointing out to other academics that the two languages were too syntactically and grammatically divergent to be related.