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BLOG ENTRIES FOR SEPTEMBER 2011

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JEAN TOYAMA

How it started
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 1:57:30 AM

Why it started: Everywhere we’ve given a reading or a workshop, someone always asks: “Will you ever do a renshi again?” “Never.” Has been our usual answer. Until now. How it started: After ...

JEAN TOYAMA

Christy's first link
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 1:59:08 AM

August 29, 2011 Christy has given us a superb start. She really is revisiting the whole Massie affair using her own life as a mirror for her link. In the last decade there has been so much written ...

JEAN TOYAMA

How are we going to do it?
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 2:00:25 AM

August 30, 2011 I think this has been the challenge from the beginning, how are our 4 different voices, and the voices we may want to become, going to make this story understandable. We're going ...

KRISTEL

Writing
Friday, September 16, 2011 6:09:25 AM

Joy asked if I would share an excerpt from a letter I wrote to Darrell and Eric about how Bamboo Ridge had been a big part of my life growing up. That excerpt was rather short, so I thought I'd discuss ...

JEAN TOYAMA

Wow!
Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:10:38 PM

Wow! Not even a week has passed and Juliet has put up her link. And what a line she has hurled at me: “Burned in effigy.” Ann put up the facts—just the facts, ma'm—and Thalia’s story. So lean, ...

ANN INOSHITA

Renshi Posts
Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:59:27 AM

Christy and Juliet, you are amazing! I appreciate Christy’s prelude and how she weaves in her reaction to [i]Honor Killing[/i]. It was refreshing to read Juliet’s poem from the point of view of Thalia’s ...

BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN

Stubborn Waters, or On Growing Up Local
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:04:40 PM

“The persistence of Pidgin in the islands despite widespread assimilation of American culture and the concerted efforts of educators to stamp it out, suggests that it is less a matter of Pidgin speakers ...

JUJUBE

My First Entry
Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:23:46 PM

Yeah, yeah, I know. I was the one who belly-ached about the pressure, about one week being not enough time to post a poem, but the poem I wrote was an exception. For one thing, I was itching to write ...

JEAN TOYAMA

Racism
Friday, September 30, 2011 5:05:17 AM

Reading Coby Black’s Hawaii Scandal and David Stannard’s Honor Killing, I soon came to understand some of my past experiences, in particular what I remember of the events of statehood. I don’t think ...