For a wonderful read, check out BR’s latest issue #118. This anthology is a superb mixture of poetry and prose that will make you think, cry, and laugh. What makes it all the more special is that it is reflective of the diversity–its many voices–found in Hawai’i. Juliet S. Kono(Co-Editor)
We are hosting a FREE online reading of our latest issue on Friday, April 30 at 1:00 PM. The reading will feature ten writers from across Hawai’i and all the way from Tennessee, North Carolina, and Michigan.
We hope you’ll join us to celebrate another great BR issue. Check out comments from the co-editors Juliet S. Kono and Jean Yamasaki Toyama (left, and below).
Words about 118 from co-editor,
Issue 118 features writers from all over: New York, Tennessee, Florida, California, Norway, you get the idea, from everywhere. They are students, teachers, ex-marines, actors, rappers, singers, sculptors, people from all kinds of background, either living in Hawaii, having lived in Hawaii or wishing to live in Hawaii. (Look up Marcia Zina Mager or William Hansen for example). The issue also commemorated two pillars of BR Marie Hara and Joe Tsujimoto. It is fitting and spooky that Marie’s poem is called “When I am a ghost.”
Wonderful collection if I do say so myself. Story about a giant octopus, another about an escaped bird, poems about life, death, love the usual stuff. Familiar names, new names, all good stuff.