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Originally published in 1925, Paradise Loot was Don Blanding's second collection of poems about the beauty and enchantment of the Hawaiian Islands. Some of these pieces were written after Blanding had left the islands. They express the homesickness he felt when, for example, he passed a florist shop in New York and caught the fragrance of island flowers. Many, such as "Lua ...more
Paperback, 55 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Petroglyph Press, Limited
(first published 1999)
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Donald Benson Blanding was an American poet who sentimentalized warm climates and was sometimes described as "poet laureate of Hawaii". He was also known as a journalist, author of prose, artist, and speaker. Born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, he later grew up alongside a young Lucille "Billie" Cassin (later known as Joan Crawford), later assisting her after she cut her foot on a broken milk bottle. Bl ...moreMore about Don Blanding