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About the Wayne Kaumualii Westlake Monograph Series
Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947-1984) was a poet, translator, scholar, artist, editor, editorialist, Hawaiian rights/sovereignty proponent and cultural agitator. From the late 1960s to his death in 1984, he broke new ground as a concrete poet, translated Taoist classical literature and Japanese haiku, interwove perspectives from his Hawaiian heritage into his writing and art, and published his poetry locally, regionally and internationally in small presses and anthologies.
The Hoÿülu Hou Wayne Kaumualii Westlake Hui (Collective)--Cristina Bacchilega, Mei-Li Cope (Wayne’s literary executor and former companion), Jennifer Dang, Monica Ghosh, Mark and Richard Hamasaki, Keiko Hatano, Dennis Kawaharada, Kapulani Langraf, Paul Lyons, H. Doug Matsuoka, Rodney Morales, Karen Ono, Gary and Merle Pak, Michael Puleloa, Cavan Scanlan, Robert Sullivan, Shinichi Takahashi, Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri and Holly Yamada--along with artists, authors, editors, publishers, Wayne’s friends, colleagues and supporters helped finance the publication of a collection of Westlake’s poetry, Westlake: Poems by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (University of Hawaiÿi Press, 2009).
Additional funds raised at the October 20, 2006 silent auction at THIRTYNINEHOTEL were donated to Kuleana ÿÖiwi Press. As a result, ÿÖiwi has established a monograph series in Westlake’s name. This new series features work by Kanaka Maoli artists and authors. Mähealani Perez-Wendt’s Uluhaimalama is the first books featured in this series.
Books published in this series are available for purchase on our website or at Native Books / Na Mea Hawaii. Electronic downloadable versions can be purchased at www.lulu.com.