Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Documentary. Donovan Kūhiō Colleps constructs PROPOSED ADDITIONS out of many parts: a house blueprint; his grandfather's cancer journal; the instructions to a pulmonary respirator; the story of a daddy sea horse; and an investigation of O'ahu's leeward side, its histories and its mo'olelo. In this hybrid work—documentary poem, prose reflection, elegy—Colleps recovers his grandfather's memory by way of the filing cabinet he left behind. As the poet carries the metal cabinet strapped to his back across the 'Ewa plain, he recovers more than this intimate past. He also recovers significant cultural and linguistic histories of place in a part of Hawai'i now being over-developed.
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About the Author:
Donovan Kūhiō Colleps was born in Honolulu and lives in Pu'uloa, 'Ewa, on the island of O'ahu. He is currently working toward a PhD in English at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, focusing on creative writing and Pacific literatures.
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- PublisherTinfish Press
- Publication date2014
- ISBN 10 0989186121
- ISBN 13 9780989186124
- Number of pages64