Light in the Crevice Never Seen, Revised Edition
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Light in the Crevice Never Seen, Revised Edition

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"It is stunning to read that this is the first publication of a book of poems by a Native Hawaiian. For mainlanders unaware of the racial issues in that apparent island paradise, Trask's work is an eye-opener. In heavily cadenced, musical language, Trask explores the social realities affecting Native Hawaiians today, from youthful suicide to loss of language, from v...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by CALYX Books (first published 1994)
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Teshamae
This book of poems gives a fascinating look at how native Hawaiians view so many Americans. Trask longs for the cultural heritage that has mostly been lost following the (forced) colonialism of this island by the US. Her beautiful poems are much less in your face than her prose, and accomplish the job of educating people about the history and present in Hawaii.
Hannah Spencer
I think all tourists coming to Hawaii should read this book. And then have someone explain to them what it all means, so they really get it.

She's supposed to be "raging," and I do get that. But to me, her poetry sounds more full of hurt than of rage.

Couldn't stop reading it.
Deb
The is probably the best piece of indigenous writing I have read. If you are interested in the plight faced by the Hawaiian people when they were colonized by America-you should read it. Not for the feint of heart though, she is very straightforward.

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Ching-In
I hoped to like this more than I did -- I thought that the notes accompanying the poems were more interesting (specific in language etc) than some of the poems. Makes me want to read her non-fiction/prose though!
Joan
Trask's love for her land, and rage against the injustice of its occupation fire these poems.
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