Lehua M. Taitano is a queer CHamoru writer and interdisciplinary artist from Yigu, Guåhan (Guam). She is the author of two volumes of poetry—Inside Me an Island (WordTech Editions) and A Bell Made of Stones (TinFish Press). Her chapbook, appalachiapacific, won the Merriam-Frontier Award for short fiction. She has two recent chapbooks of poetry and visual art: Sonoma (Dropleaf Press) and Capacity (a Hawai’i Review e-chap). She is the recipient of a 2019 Eliza So Fellowship and is the 2019 Summer Poet-in-Residence at The Poetry Center at The University of Arizona. Taitano’s work investigates modern indigeneity, decolonization, and cultural identity in the context of diaspora.
Sat September 18th 12-6pm