Poetry Reading: Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi Mackenzie, and Donovan Kūhiō Colleps


Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie, and Donovan Kūhiō Colleps

in conversation with Craig Santos Perez

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2023

5-6:15pm PST

Online – livestreamed with live transcription

This event is presented by the Arts Research Center with the support of the Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsorship from the Center for Race & Gender, and the Departments of English and Ethnic Studies.


Please join us in welcoming three extraordinary Poetry for the Senses Fellows from Hawaiʻi to ARC’s virtual stage: Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie, and Donovan Kūhiō Colleps. After their readings, they will be joined by ARC Craig Santos Perez for conversation and Q&A. This event will be livestreamed + live captioned and is free and open to the public.


Noʻu Revilla (she / her / ʻo ia) is an ʻŌiwi poet and educator. Her debut book Ask the Brindled (Milkweed Editions 2022) won the 2021 National Poetry Series. She is a lifetime student of Haunani-Kay Trask and prioritizes collaboration, movement, and gratitude in her practice. 

D. Keali‘i MacKenzie is the author of the chapbook From Hunger to Prayer (Silver Needle Press). A queer poet of Kanaka ‘Ōiwi, European, and Chinese descent; his work appears in or is forthcoming from Pacific Islander Eco-Literatures, Qu, Cobra Milk, Foglifter, and Prismatica LGBTQ Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. A past member of the Worcester Poetry Slam team, he has performed his poetry at the ʻAha Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi, Worcester Art Museum,  the Science Fiction Research Association’s Annual Conference, and the Wonsolwara Wave Dance held in Madang, Papua New Guinea. A co-editor for Bamboo Ridge’s Snaring New Suns: Speculative Works from Hawai‘i and Beyond, he received an MA in Pacific Islands Studies, and an MLIS, from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Donovan Kūhiō Colleps is a Kanaka ʻŌiwi poet and editor. His book of docu-poetry, Proposed Additions (Tinfish Press), was originally published in 2014. His recent work has appeared in PoetryThe SlowdownPoets.org, and the Norton anthology, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through.


Craig Santos Perez is a Chamoru from Guam. He is the co-editor of six anthologies and the author of six poetry books and one monograph. He is a professor in the English department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 


This reading is part of ARC’s Poetry & the Senses Program, generously sponsored by Engaging the Senses Foundation.