Kirby Wright Poems
- 30 Years Between Letters Words from an old flame Sunrise the...
- Beach Day I stride vacation sand, Feet burning. Three ...
- Turtle The turtle is gone. Part of me dies. 22 years in ...
- The Secret World Of Men You lost me As a friend When you ...
- Final Act In Paris Room smells of pinot and sex. The human ...
- Serve It On A Blue Plate I will trip and fall Through glass ...
- At Lofty Coffee, Encinitas A blonde barista In a felt ...
KIRBY WRIGHT was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Wright has been nominated for five Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Honolulu Weekly Nonfiction Award, the Jodi Stutz Memorial Prize in Poetry, the Ann Fields ... more »
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''LOVE IS A TOUGH, EVER-HOPEFUL THING, NOT EASILY DESTROYED.''From MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA: Summers on the Lonely Isle
''NOW IS HISTORY AS FAST AS THE MIND REMEMBERS.''Kirby Wright
''FOR THE FIRST TIME I REALIZED ADULTS COULD BACK THEMSELVES INTO CORNERS SO REMOTE THAT LOVE, OR ITS MEMORY, COULD NO LONGER REACH THEM.''from the book MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA by Kirby Wright
''If you break you can learn self-repair, even when your heart is shattered.''Kirby Wright
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
Where you embraced
In a green flash
You would never see again
And believed in fire
Beyond the sea of shadows.