About Kirby Wright

Kirby Wright was a Visiting Fellow at the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the Pacific Rim region of Hawaii. He was also a Visiting Writer at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Residency in Edgartown, Mass., and the 2011 Artist in Residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic. He is the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA’I NUI AHINA, both set in the islands. You can learn more about Kirby at Wikipedia.

Keeping the Darkness Out


How fast the sun arrives And disappears, its arc

Belongs to yesterday As whiskey and cigarettes

Future forward. The night turns to lust

To keep the darkness out. ...{read more}

30 Years Between Letters, by Kirby Wright

Hawaii sunset, copyright by goodmorph via sxc.hu

30 Years Between Letters

Words from an old flame Sunrise the past

The time of immortality When the future

Was not reduced But expansive as ocean

At sunset Where you embraced

In a green flash You would never see again

And believed in fire Beyond the sea of shadows. ...{read more}