Poetry Friendships of Stefan Baciu, Larry Kimura, and Jean Charlot

November 13, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 409A

"The ʻintimate sphere of poetry' of Ștefan Baciu, Jean Charlot, and Larry Kauanoe Kimura in the Literary Magazine MELE-International Poetry Letter from Hawai'i."

Ștefan Baciu published MELE-International Poetry Letter, a vast and pluralistic cosmos, which generated an intimate sphere woven through poetry friendships spreading beyond the oceans. It was distributed to more than 60 countries from Honolulu between 1965 and 1994 with 90 issues in total. This talk will describe this intimate sphere of poetry, focusing on two major contributors from Hawaiʻi: Jean Charlot and Larry Kauanoe Kimura.

Yoshiro Sakamoto is a PhD candidate in literature and cultural studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and currently a visiting researcher at the Center for Biographical Research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His research revolves around the life and literature of Ștefan Baciu, a prominent exile-poet from Romania and literary promoter of post-war literature in Hawaiʻi, and mainly focuses on Baciu's poetry magazine MELE-International Poetry Letter.

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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