Buss Laugh: Stand Up Poetry from Hawaiʻi
Editor: Lee A. Tonouchi
Softcover, 102 pp.
Nationally recognized Pidgin author Lee Tonouchi, the “Pidgin Guerilla,” presents a varied collection of prose and poetry reflecting Hawaii’s distinct diversity and cultural representation. This collaborative compilation is another testament to Tonouchi’s fight to have Pidgin recognized as defining language that’s representative of Hawaii’s local peoples. Through many humorous anecdotes, this book’s collective representation, stories from both well-known and obscure authors, literally depicts the cultural and ethnographic make-up of Hawaiʻi.