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A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban Oʻahu

Poems by Joseph Stanton

Softcover, 87 pp

"Who better to write a field guide than someone out standing in the field? In this collection, Joseph Stanton writes with a lyric flow as natural and seamless as water. One poem spills into the next in a continuing conversation as he gives voice to the "subliminal blue" and "rumors of ash" of this place where landscape is not merely external but lives in those who live in it." - Sue Cowing, editor of Fire in the Sea: An Anthology of Poetry and Art

"A FIELD GUIDE TO THE WILDLIFE OF SUBURBAN O'AHU...turns a keen eye to [the poet's] most immediate surroundings and finds meaning, even magic, in every mundane corner of contemporary Hawaii life. Within his accessible yet subtly complex poems, man and nature gnaw at each other's boundaries, and divisions of indigenous and introduced fade into imperceptible seams"--Michael Tsai.

About the author:

With the exception of various stays in the New York City area, Joseph Stanton has lived in Hawai'i since 1972. His Ph.D. is from New York University.  He was a Professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa where he taught in the Art History and American Studies programs.


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