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National Poetry Series winner Noʻu Revilla on the power of words and fostering connection

UH News

Poet Noʻu Revilla has plenty to celebrate. For one, she’s the first ʻŌiwi poet to win the 2021 National Poetry Series competition. Her collection "Ask the Brindled" was selected for publication out of more than 1,600 entries in this year’s competition.

Revilla, also an assistant professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, spoke with The Conversation about the power of words and the role of poetry in fostering connection.

"Ask the Brindled" is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2022 by Milkweed Editions — a national publishing company. It will be dedicated to the late Native Hawaiian activist and author Haunani-Kay Trask. This interview aired on The Conversation on Oct. 19, 2021.

Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter. She is also the lead producer of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast.
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