The poetry of disaster
The poetry of disaster can open up a space for solace and solidarity, sympathy and empathy, education and awareness, and to share our trauma and resilience. Read More »
The ocean in us
Week four of Pacific Eco-Poetics focuses on our relationship to the Ocean. Read More »
Waikiki, Raw Sewage, and the Necro-Pastoral
Pacific Eco-Poetics Week 3: The necro-pastoral aims to make us look at death, sin, evil, fear and destruction so that we might consider our mortality, morality and ethics. Read More »
Pacific Eco-Poetics week 2: solastalgia
In these poems, the natural world is longed for because of its association with home, innocence, family, peace, sustenance and nurturance.
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Intro to Pacific Eco-Poetics
The Hawaii Independent is pleased to present a series exploring eco-poetics and eco-criticism, featuring poems, reflections and critiques about the environment, climate change and more.
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Private islands, super-yachts and Marine Protected Areas
How Marine Protected Areas have given rise to a surge of profit-seeking Eco-tourism investments. Read More »
Blue-washing the colonization and militarization of Our Ocean
How U.S. Marine National Monuments protect environmentally harmful U.S. military bases throughout the Pacific and the world. Read More »