Behold Kaua'i

Modern Days - Ancient Ways

by Dawn Fraser Kawahara



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 14/06/2005

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781420822861
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781420822878

About the Book

This book invites you to an island described by many as paradise. Behold Kaua`i is designed to bring you lasting enjoyment and insight through the poet’s eyes, and a sense of this far-flung and ancient island in modern times and from a Hawaiian cultural and historical perspective.

Behold Kaua`i is not meant to be read in one sitting, but savored as one savors and enjoys a special friend or lover, or a favorite place in which to dream and renew. As with a best friend or love who remains constant and vital, it is hoped that your initial encounter and many return engagements deepen and intensify your experience with this collection of sensitive and sensuous poems and descriptive notes.



About the Author

Dawn Fraser Kawahara has freelanced magazine and newspaper features and has written prize-winning short and long fiction as well as poems. She authored Jackals’ Wedding, A Memoir of a Childhood in British India, a winner in the Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Books Competition 2004, Life Stories category. She won the James Vaughan Poetry Prize 2002, Hawai`i Pacific University, and has received numerous awards from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS). Her poem, "The kaleidoscope you gave me from the Museum of Art. . ." won second in the nation (out of 475 entries) and publication in the coveted NFSPS 2009 Annual Contest, "Founders Award." You may check out her most recent win, a true story, "In the Eye of a Fish" at (Nov. 2012). Dawn is the founder/owner of TropicBird Press, Wailua, Kaua`i; she has served as Poet-in-the-Schools—Kaua`i and is the originator and curator of the annual Garden Island Arts Council Poetry Fest. She is an ongoing student of ancient hula, its chants and sacred dance with Ka `Imi Na`auao o Hawai`i Nei Institute, and a board member of the Institute. The author presents readings and workshops based on the unwritten literature of Hawai`i and multiple subjects nationally and internationally.