Four more out-of-print books have been added to our digital archive and are now free to download as ePubs! Mahalo to author Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Normie Salvador (BR associate managing editor and our very own lit-investigator), and Sunny Pai, digital librarian at Kapiʻolani Community College for their stewardship of this project.



All sessions of the interviews with Eric Chock and Darrell Lum are now up on the BR Oral History page! And bonus, there are full transcripts and sound clips for Wing Tek Lum and Juliet S. Kono too. 

This Way

A feature from our 45th anniversary issue

(boy) a story from two perspectives

When we found out that one of the short stories in Issue #124 had a companion piece told from the perspective of another character, our curiosity was peaked. Then when we found out it was recorded as a spoken word poem set to music… we knew we had to experience it!

We’re so honored to feature the work of thomas iannucci here and hope you enjoy this extended excerpt from “boy, a love letter” along with the recording of the story told from the perspective of boy’s father.

Read & listen

Meet da latest edition…

We are so lucky to have Eric Chock and Darrell Lum return to edit this collection with Juliet Kono, and to celebrate 45 years of local literature.

Here’s the scoops on this special issue. Read about the inspiration for the cover art and theme, take a look at the Table of Contents and list of contributors, and save the dates for some of our launch events.

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Lomeo, Lomeo! Wea you stay?

Let’s hele out of 
Fair Kapahulu.
Our ʻohanas
No get along.”

Going get trouble in this three-part poem that reimagines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a local twist.

Come hither
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