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Leaves from a Grass House
by Don Blanding
When Don Blanding discovered Hawai'i back in the 1920's, Hawai'i discovered its poet laureate. For many people, Blanding's poems about Hawai'i keep alive their romantic dreams of a paradise in the Pacific. Born in Oklahoma, Blanding lived from 1894 to 1957. His great love for Hawai'i and its people is reflected in his poetry. This was his first book, originally rejected by ...more
Paperback, 58 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Petroglyph Pr Ltd
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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...