“The wide range of works
that we get is evident in this year’s volume. Among the
included works, we have a poem translated from Russian, a poem
by local writer Carol Catanzariti, a humorous poem by Californian
Patrick D. McKay, and a short story about an African-American
prize-fighter in the early 1920s by Cedelas Hall,” said
Patrice M. Wilson, editor of Hawai‘i Pacific Review.
Literature, in addition to all of the arts, is one of the strongest
indicators that life, love, the soul are all thriving on this
planet, despite its hardships and mysteries, or perhaps even
because of them,” said HPU President Chatt G. Wright.
The cover features art by Roger Whitlock, called A Stormy Day
in Hale‘iwa. He is a signature member of the Hawai‘i
Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. He has
had 16 solo shows and is currently teaching the advanced watercolor
class at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Hawai‘i Pacific Review, which was created in 1986 as a
forum for student creative writing, has since widened its authorship
to include written pieces from contributors from Hawai‘i,
the mainland, and all over the world. Submissions to the magazine
have swelled to 1,000 annually, ranging from featured poetry,
short stories, and personal essays. The newest edition, volume
19, includes the winning poems from HPU’s annual James
Vaughan Award for Poetry competition.
Volume 19 of the Hawai‘i Pacific Review ($8.95) will be
available at the HPU Bookstore [hpu.edu/bookstore] in two weeks
and at all major bookstores, including Borders Books & Music;
Waldenbooks; and Barnes & Noble, and its subsidiaries, amazon.com
and chapters.com, by November.