Kealoha Wong, who was appointed as Hawaiʻi’s first Poet Laureate in 2012, said much of his passion for teaching youth stems from his own experiences as a teenager. The Academy of American Poets recently awarded him a $50,000 grant to share the power of poetry with students. HPR's Jayna Omaye has more.
W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism…