Posts Tagged: hawaii

The Thread: Volcanoes

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

...more

Saving Trees

By

For The Stranger, Rich Smith reviews Even Though the Whole World Is Burning, the film about poet W.S. Merwin and his life as a conservationist in Hawaii: The film glorifies Merwin as a giver of life, a distinction that invites an eye roll. But looking at the evidence the film presents, it’s hard to call foul. […]

...more

Are We All Our Own Vanishing

By

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

By

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 […]

...more